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by Shankk
08 Jul 2018 22:23
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1820
Views: 259742

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

Who questioned my earlier posts and their facts about the weight of Arjun, etc.? Facts arc facts which are unpalatable to some who see the issue of A- series procurement purely as a " nationalistic" necessity, not in total context of the issue. Only unquestionable fact is that you are a R...
by Shankk
26 Jun 2018 21:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 1019853

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Our reliance on firang wares during the NDA-2 requires an audit to see what real improvement has taken place since the UPA-2. This is for philip only. Others please ignore. Reliance on "firang" only applies when the firangs are ruskies and what should be really audited is the allegiance o...
by Shankk
22 Apr 2018 08:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 1019853

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

300 anti-tank missiles to be inducted into Indian Army soon "A high-level meeting of the defence ministry will consider a proposal to acquire 300 Nag missiles and around 25 Nag Missile Carriers (NAMICA) worth around Rs 500 crore for induction into the Indian Army in the next few days," go...
by Shankk
19 Apr 2018 17:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2483
Views: 487940

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

https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/986677587522064384 So @IAF_MCC's Op Gaganshakti has put the PLAAF on notice. However, this exercise would not be possible without IACCS & IMMOLS. Expect the PLASSF to target both in aid of the PLAAF. India must indigenize all critical elements associated with...
by Shankk
19 Apr 2018 17:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2483
Views: 487940

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

Wargame wins praise from unlikely quarters On the fact that about 10,000 ground support personnel working together and more than 3,000 air sorties were being planned, it said: “It also shows that India has established and established a complete logistics system”. On much-delayed LCA project, the re...
by Shankk
18 Apr 2018 17:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4625
Views: 812032

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/986457503369170945

DMRL developed 2nd Gen single crystal blades some years ago itself.
by Shankk
17 Apr 2018 23:05
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 831032

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

Thanks Ramana for support. Shiv, when I first read that report, there were many questions came to mind. First of all that report clearly said "few aircrafts" so overall it is good. Now regarding the ones that had issues, whether they were the initial ones manufactured and assembled mostly ...
by Shankk
17 Apr 2018 17:46
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 831032

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

Gaganshakti 2018: IAF displays might, air chief says ‘we’re shaking the heavens’ The exercise has had no glitches so far except a Jaguar fighter veering off the runway at the Bhuj airbase due to bad weather and a few Tejas light combat aircraft developing snags. “Hindustan Aeronautics Limited was a...
by Shankk
08 Apr 2018 19:25
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 831032

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

Wet refueling is not done yet. IIRC it is planned sometime after June this year. Max time for FOC would be end of this year.
by Shankk
19 Mar 2018 23:19
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1820
Views: 259742

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

Seriously,just look at the T-90 deals over the last decade.Just $2.5M or so when first bought.Then went upto $3.0M.last deal was around $4.5 for the last order of 300+.Now a 60t+t MK-1 Arjun,reported to be around 68t now,trying to lose weight,is quoted at over $8M a pop.When it is 25% larger than a...
by Shankk
19 Mar 2018 23:19
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1820
Views: 259742

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

Shankk, you must be new here. Philip or Filipov or Comrade Filipov is most probably sitting in his barebones Linux outside Moscow and his peddling his warez from there. Just ignore and move on. Khalsa, I am not really new here. I first registered on BR in year 2000 then had to change my userid due ...
by Shankk
19 Mar 2018 03:40
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1820
Views: 259742

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

Here is one link I found that talks about T-90MS. Price of each tank is $4.5M. Comparable to your quoted price of Arjun, $5M. No need to mention benefits of building Arjun vs. T-90. https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-current-price-of-a-T90-tank T-90MS (heavily upgraded T-90S): The T-90MS is among the...
by Shankk
19 Mar 2018 03:01
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1820
Views: 259742

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

Philip, my post was mainly targeting at your constant "selling" arms of mother russia. Even in the topic where MBT Arjun was being discussed you brought in Rafale which was out of topic but you could not control your displeasure with India spending that money clearly because you wanted Ind...
by Shankk
19 Mar 2018 02:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Main Site Feedback
Replies: 466
Views: 70161

Re: BR Main Site Feedback

Philip, my post mainly targeting at your constant "selling" of mother russian arms; even in the topic where MBT Arjun was being discussed you brought in Rafale which was out of topic but you could not control your displeasure with India spending that money clearly because you wanted India ...
by Shankk
18 Mar 2018 20:12
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1820
Views: 259742

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

Media report today. IA says that 68 or is it 78% of weaponry outdated.To be brief looking at only one weapon system, tanks. It wanted over 1000 T-72s upgraded with night vision eqpt. etc., but GOI says " no money"! Even for a measly upgrade costing less than $1M, per tank,possibly just a ...
by Shankk
03 Mar 2018 11:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4569
Views: 769306

Re: Small Arms Thread

CRPF to conduct trials of “Made in India” rifles Soon after procuring 7000 Bulgaria-made AK 47 rifles, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has tested the advanced version of made in India ‘Ghatak’ guns recently in field trial in Kashmir Valley. However, in a major boost to the “Made in India” b...
by Shankk
02 Mar 2018 03:44
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 207691

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

Fingers crossed, hope this news is true..can't imagine why this news was revealed at some quaint Gujarat University function and not some other DRDO event. This could very well be true. That also explains why HAL invited private partnership for manufacturing helicopters. IIRC they were for civilian...
by Shankk
14 Feb 2018 07:59
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 831032

Re: Tejas: News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

but an air chief is hardly likely to be allowed by their nation's diplomatic and security staff to fly anything considered unsafe so the flight is definitely an endorsement of a sort. Does that mean others in USAF or French AF have already flown Tejas? Where is this confidence stemming from? They a...
by Shankk
03 Feb 2018 06:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4458
Views: 450803

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Great amount on information on Ghatak from Shiv Aroor. Many quotes from Dr. Christopher. Some snippets here. Do read the entire article. Worth every minute. EXCLUSIVE: Inside The World Of India’s Most Secret Combat Aircraft Program Codenamed SWiFT, short for stealth wing flying testbed, the aircraft...
by Shankk
27 Nov 2017 08:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terroristan - 29 September 2017
Replies: 2847
Views: 246503

Re: Terroristan - 29 September 2017

I searched but did not find this so posting here. I have never seen Zahid Hamid (PBUH) in this andaaz. :rotfl:

by Shankk
12 Nov 2017 04:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 531835

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Nirmala Madam has turned out to be anything but a rubber stamp. Time to expose the hypocrisy and it appears that Madam is doing a good job so far. Yes, I had the same feeling twice reading some reports. I am really liking her so far but perpetual vigilance is necessary. ⋅  First, when she...
by Shankk
05 Sep 2017 03:12
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 656007

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

World-record 'gun salute' to incoming defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman Ajai Shukla | New Delhi Sep 05, 2017 http://wap.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/world-record-gun-salute-to-incoming-defence-minister-nirmala-sitharaman-117090500024_1.html Some interesting nuggets from above art...
by Shankk
30 Aug 2017 07:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2207
Views: 230468

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

^^ We should keep in mind that Japanese support came after almost two months of standoff. It was not expressed in the beginning when situation was not clear and everybody took Chinese words seriously. It rather came when it became apparent that Chinese are merely bluffing.
by Shankk
23 Aug 2017 08:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 531835

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Vidur Ji welcome to BR To all members of BR be careful on what you post about the Government, They have an eye on us and you may find NIA at your door steps :rotfl: (Just for fun) I can't believe people are falling for this. I have no inside information or can't even prove it but still refuse to be...
by Shankk
14 Aug 2017 02:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1001936

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

why are you so eager to give them a free pass without any proof of them being indentured criminals sent to serve? atleast do some r&d on which units of PLA or military police are sent for UN missions. generally no country sends 2nd string units to UN missions, esp when they are on the 'peaceful...
by Shankk
13 Aug 2017 22:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1001936

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Folks, posted another blog on the quality of the PLA soldiers. This one is about an incident in South Sudan where the PLA peacekeepers ran away from their posts, abandoning their weapons upon coming under fire. In the end, it was the Indian Peacekeepers from the Kumaon Regiment that restored the si...
by Shankk
13 Aug 2017 06:39
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 390778

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

Please. Don't blame the tank crews for the reliability of their equipment. The same equipment is used by every one 18 countries , even if you disqualify the current situation as sheer bad luck even then it's 10 days into competition and last I saw we stood 6th or 7th behind even small cis countries...
by Shankk
20 May 2017 21:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 3131
Views: 248011

Re: Understanding US thread-III

Expect oil prices to rise due to quid pro quo for Saudi making such a huge deal. OPEC has been after US to cut oil production for their cuts to make price comeback but US hasn't been reciprocating effectively. I am certain, oil cuts are part of these negotiations.
by Shankk
23 Apr 2017 01:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2781
Views: 411795

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Reporting something I saw I live in Gurgaon. There are some air force establishments near where I live, not airbases, but IAF installments none the less. I pass the main gate many times to go to office and market. There are DSC soldiers on guards with old INSAS rifles, bulky looking BPJs and no hel...
by Shankk
12 Apr 2017 06:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
Replies: 4300
Views: 193739

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

ramana wrote:Lusting for foreign carrots while plenty of local gajar was available. In fact they poured weed killer over our nuclear gajar fields!


I understand the first part but what is the later part?
by Shankk
15 Mar 2017 06:35
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1820
Views: 259742

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

If the army procurement chiefs and arms brokers play so dirty, why not DRDO, HAL, NAL and other desi units give them back in same token? They have enough manpower and resources to identify these people, particularly arms brokers, and expose their details without coming out in open. Just get someone ...
by Shankk
15 Mar 2017 06:23
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1820
Views: 259742

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

I just have one question, will the Armata have to go through the same length and set of trials that the Arjun did? Oh wait, it is phoren, so it is already proven :mrgreen: There is nothing wrong in expecting the best out there from the whole wide world. Why would you want to ignore the best machine...
by Shankk
11 Mar 2017 07:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 709912

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

I also don't understand MoD, they are ready to fund 1 billion with safran to fix kaveri engine but not want to fund money for test platform. Ready to pay 5 billion to Russians but can't allocated half billion for AMCA. Why not fund 200 million for gun development and another 200 million for fully a...
by Shankk
23 Feb 2017 04:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4458
Views: 450803

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Excellent video Kartik. I had read about this guy; now got to watch him too. As he mentioned, average age of the team members is 30 years. That was really heartening to hear. I wonder exactly what kind of role LCA experience played in general to make more and more people aware about avionics and fli...
by Shankk
17 Feb 2017 09:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 709912

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

arshyam wrote:Any idea what this soap-like thing is? I asked the ADA guy at the display, but he was from the avionics side and didn't know.


:D :D :rotfl: :D :D
by Shankk
17 Feb 2017 08:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 709912

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

Just my two cents...Nirav and tsarkar, if you guys are reading this, PLEASE do not leave this thread or forum. Your inputs are valuable particularly to keep the thread balanced. Honestly speaking, ideologically I am with other posters and at times have gotten really angry with army and IAF for their...
by Shankk
12 Feb 2017 01:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 709912

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

Aero India 2017: Tejas PV5, PV6 for customer flights

As per IDRW, Tejas PV5 and PV6 are being made ready for potential customers to fly and try during Aero India 2017.
by Shankk
20 Nov 2016 08:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2720
Views: 510880

Re: AEW&C News & Discussion

Rakesh wrote:LOL :) You guys are not gonna let go of the mithai!

:mrgreen: :D :D :mrgreen:
by Shankk
14 Nov 2016 04:41
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 390778

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

Easier said than done, agreed, but there are ways to use Arjun even in tough terrain...

PLA airborne troops airdropped armoured vehicle at high altitude of 4,200 m
by Shankk
09 Nov 2016 01:02
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1820
Views: 259742

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

Vivek, have you read Hitesh's post on the ancillary costs of introducing a heavy tank fleet? The Arjun might be cheaper per unit, but the overall costs of upgrading road and rail infrastructure to support it would have been huge... Arjun was developed as per army's own requirements. Did they not un...

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