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by Aditya_V
18 Oct 2018 12:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 705
Views: 36005

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Trip to Desai Mohotama fought elections on n INC ticket https://www.hindustantimes.com/india/trupti-desai-the-woman-behind-shani-shingnapur-protest/story-B2UdlEBqhRjReldYOL6OeP.html Mother of six-year-old Yogiraj, Desai first hogged the headlines in 2008 when she led a motley crowd of women to ghera...
by Aditya_V
17 Oct 2018 11:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3648
Views: 471457

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Indian Air Force to induct Chinooks soon: Big push for troop movement, disaster relief capabilities https://www.financialexpress.com/defence/indian-air-force-to-induct-chinooks-soon-big-push-for-troop-movement-disaster-relief-capabilities/1350882/ Indian private sector company Dynamatics is manufac...
by Aditya_V
16 Oct 2018 16:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4228
Views: 683770

Re: Small Arms Thread

My bad if NSG was using 5.56, I agree one shoe does not fit all. But still those Jihadis held out out against both Garuds and NSG with 7,62*39, both of them had the 5.56- sure both lacked the combat op experience but somehow feel if we had UCAV or even sniper rifles with heat seaking camera scopes t...
by Aditya_V
16 Oct 2018 10:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3061
Views: 385085

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Some of the FB pics are older pics it seems, current incursion was less than 1 km.
by Aditya_V
16 Oct 2018 10:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4228
Views: 683770

Re: Small Arms Thread

+1. 1) 7.62*51- Long Barrel, high recoil and very good stopping power- good for engagements over 150-200 meters and with scope can even hit targets 800 meters, ammunition can be shared with snipers, good for LOC, LAC, deserts and whereever long range enhancements 2) 7.62*39- shorter barrel, lesser r...
by Aditya_V
15 Oct 2018 15:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3061
Views: 385085

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Chinese soldiers crossed LAC 10 days ago: Sources Chinese soldiers crossed the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Arunachal Pradesh again. The incident occurred in the Arunachal sector 10 days ago according to sources that revealed the Chinese intrusions to a news agency on Monday. However, the soldie...
by Aditya_V
15 Oct 2018 12:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 356
Views: 89291

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Looking at the Map of PAF airbases, seems they have neatly strung a lot of airbases around Northern Pakjab 1. PAF Peshawar 2. PAF Minhas 3. Murid 4. Kohat 5. Mianwali 6. Risalpur 7. Sargodha 8. PAF chaklala. Plus they could Islamabad old and new airports and Lahore airport as also support. The IAF o...
by Aditya_V
13 Oct 2018 12:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4002
Views: 313535

Re: Internal Security Watch

For people wanting to know what radicalizes people and why some people inimical to Indian interests are supported, here are list of Books recently dead terrorist Mannan Wani read https://thekashmirwalla.com/2018/10/what-was-manan-wani-reading/ Here is the list of books found in Manan Wani’s room in ...
by Aditya_V
13 Oct 2018 10:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 356
Views: 89291

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

If you have watched Pakistan over the years, there is very little industrial capacity in the country, however, all missiles are always ready and always available in Numbers. In the past they are nation known to have blatantly lied about wars, exaggerated GDP and Military capability. Given all that y...
by Aditya_V
13 Oct 2018 08:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 356
Views: 89291

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Please see the pics/videos of How India tracks its RV's and you will know
by Aditya_V
12 Oct 2018 16:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1421
Views: 198028

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

You people mean to say this is not true? https://www.theweek.in/news/india/2018/09/22/rafale-modi-rs-30000-crore-free-gift-ambani-rahul-gandhi.html “It is very important for the prime minister of India now to either accept Mr Hollande's statement and say 'yes, Mr Hollande is telling the truth and Mr...
by Aditya_V
12 Oct 2018 11:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 356
Views: 89291

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Unlike our AGni RV shots which tracked in the air and explodes like a real nuke around 1KM in the Air, Pakis have a Fisheye lens camera in the general area and are able to take a photo once it lands meaning 1) There is no telementry equipment on these missiles 2) They don't have radars and IR camera...
by Aditya_V
12 Oct 2018 07:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1421
Views: 198028

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

That's 10% of Dassualt 's 6500 crore obligation Thales and others will tie up with other manufacturers.
by Aditya_V
10 Oct 2018 11:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4228
Views: 683770

Re: Small Arms Thread

7,62x51 is a high powered weapon most jawans would be able to use it and would not need it for most combat scenarios. Not sure I understant what u mean. 7.62*51 has high recoil, longer barrel as found in SL operations it not a great rifle for close combat situations say less than 100 meters. The 7....
by Aditya_V
09 Oct 2018 12:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion
Replies: 1810
Views: 335392

Re: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion

Regarding HQ-9yet to see concrete evidence of TSP having any of these. These are probably Russian exports to China which are given the tag" reverse Engineered". I doubt China has any spare systems of these to give to TSP. TSP especially online fans like to make all sorts of claims. If you ...
by Aditya_V
08 Oct 2018 10:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2123
Views: 246529

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Pakistan has is dependent on Military equipment, communication equipment, basic electronics, steel, Oil, Gas, you name it. They export Agricultural goods, some minerals and Textiles(thier only industrialized products), some sports equipment so the the world can kick their balls during the FIFA world...
by Aditya_V
07 Oct 2018 06:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2123
Views: 246529

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Expect this time winter pollution in the Pakjab and North india to be bad this year. What the Pakis are doing is too cut down imports fuel is being supplied to only major cities. Gas from Baluchistan is being used to generate electricity for these big cities. The rest of the population being left ou...
by Aditya_V
06 Oct 2018 11:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3294
Views: 307694

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

Page 21 also has some good stuff on Arjun Armoured recovery and repair vehicle
by Aditya_V
06 Oct 2018 08:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4721
Views: 879807

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

The US Govt has aldready shot 1 main arrow for Iran Oil and Russians weapons. Using all it can to put make its currency highly valuable. Putting direct sanctions would be counterproductive. And remember some parts of our MSM are more easily influenced by the US govt rather than our Govt through vari...
by Aditya_V
05 Oct 2018 14:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2624
Views: 525941

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

From what I remember Canards also increase the radar signature of an aircraft significantly, for a small fighter it can matter in A to A engagements
by Aditya_V
05 Oct 2018 10:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2285
Views: 280974

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Somehow, The more ones looks at China, the more they are behaving like pre 1945 Japan. It is matter of time before they attack one of thier weaker neighbours and then think they can take on the USA.
by Aditya_V
05 Oct 2018 09:52
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2189
Views: 341260

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

We are country which have historically under invested in capital expenditure and ran huge debts with low taxes. In order for our economy to properly grow we need higher taxes for some years 1) to Repay the High unsustainable debt given in previous years 2) To invest the vast sums required in capex ....
by Aditya_V
04 Oct 2018 10:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 705
Views: 36005

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

Well if tropical depression turns into cyclone Luban it will be nice if all the ruling party MLA's are out of the country
by Aditya_V
03 Oct 2018 18:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5446
Views: 500698

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

If the Russians accept Rupee-Ruble conversion, sure go for it. But they want dollars too. Rupee is forecast to go down to $1=Rs.80 within a year. Check the Ruppee Charts in Sep 03, Sep 08, Sep 13, the ruppee always dips sharply before the Indian election year and rebounds. I hope this happens this ...
by Aditya_V
03 Oct 2018 15:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 976
Views: 90092

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

What King Khan choose looks like a Gripen D with 2 tail wings from the F-18 E/F hornet, so probably they were just curious about the Tejas handling and performance.
by Aditya_V
03 Oct 2018 13:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4228
Views: 683770

Re: Small Arms Thread

As mentioned the list is not exhaustive with stuff like the Druganov etc. Least we can do is standardize on a few types of Indian made ammunition.
by Aditya_V
03 Oct 2018 13:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 976
Views: 90092

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

brar_w wrote:


Interesting, the USAF chief flying the Tejas Trainer intrigued me, I guess it had something to do with thier Trainer aircraft purchase where they want a Light 4G fighter as a trainer for their 4G birds.
by Aditya_V
03 Oct 2018 11:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2123
Views: 246529

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

I think they can just take the Fauji cut and kickbacks and abandon the actual "project".
by Aditya_V
03 Oct 2018 11:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11678
Views: 709812

Re: Levant crisis - III

Brasco_Aad ‏ @Brasco_Aad 10h10 hours ago More Israeli Military Source: ''It is correct that at least 7 Iranian 'Saegheh' (stealth) drones flew from Iran to Syria to conduct air strikes there. At first we thought these stealth drones would target Israel, therefore we scrambled our fighter jets over ...
by Aditya_V
03 Oct 2018 10:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4228
Views: 683770

Re: Small Arms Thread

AK103 is mainly for CI ops and RR, as they have found INSAS 5.56 unsuitable for that role. Even earlier, they had imported thousands of AK47s for CI ops in J&K and NE. The Sig 7.62 is a bit confusing, as it wouldn't make sense to have around 75k of these, and another 2 lakh+ of a different type...
by Aditya_V
30 Sep 2018 21:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2123
Views: 246529

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

THat 300 billion number is also a bit of an exaggeration, I think the true figure should alteast 75 billion less given the past record where IMF and WB have found Pakis have always been inflating thier GDP numbers. I think Pakistan budget must just have too lines, interest and defense expenses and p...
by Aditya_V
29 Sep 2018 12:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2624
Views: 525941

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

You can always as contract with variations based on price of inputs, its not that but a lot of people with be pressurized by Make in India in various ways.
by Aditya_V
29 Sep 2018 12:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3061
Views: 385085

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

11 Paki Jawans will hardly make them rethink, loss of equipment high casualties and ability to retaliate will only make them rethink, but willt ake time, we need a proper MIC and should be able to completely outgun and have the ability to escalate.

But a good job by our Jawans.
by Aditya_V
28 Sep 2018 16:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2850
Views: 471674

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

In addition to what Chola says this RE thing is also about Chinese H&D. This whole RE thing is pure horse manure
by Aditya_V
27 Sep 2018 15:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3491
Views: 351308

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

This is related to news in July 2018 https://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/sitharaman-releases-made-in-india-multi-fuel-war-tank-engines-to-army-118072800512_1.html Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman handed over two categories of indigenised multi-fuel engines for powering main b...
by Aditya_V
26 Sep 2018 16:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3491
Views: 351308

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Yes, but only recently almost all parts are being manufactured in India and now we are fitting them on T-72's
by Aditya_V
21 Sep 2018 11:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4721
Views: 879807

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

I hope we have a good stock of BM's kept for use against PAF airfields, taking out the PA and PAF radars airfields and aircraft quickly and similarly have the ability against the PLAAF is very important for us. We need to dominate the skies soon to devastate our enemies quickly in a conflict
by Aditya_V
19 Sep 2018 14:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4228
Views: 683770

Re: Small Arms Thread

One really wonders why BSF went for Italian imported Baretta's in 2012-13? IN WW2 SMG use was on Assualt of Bunkers for rapid fire at very short range, such a need today has been made obsolete by Carbines.
by Aditya_V
19 Sep 2018 13:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4228
Views: 683770

Re: Small Arms Thread

In world war II, when Assault rifles were came only in late into the war in 1944 in limited nos with the Germans with STG 44, it was common for the squad to carry long barreled repeater rifles and semi automatic rifles, in such a scenario the where modern body Armour was absent these sub machine gun...

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