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by hnair
21 Apr 2019 17:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1307
Views: 266479

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

The private sector has been given more than a chance, but in traditional Indian business style, they roll around money into their other civilian side businesses and was sometimes unable to raise capital for quick turnarounds for sub-contracts. Result is navy getting jittery and encasing bank guarant...
by hnair
21 Apr 2019 17:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3734
Views: 653013

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

kit, stop posting this sort of rubbish here from some random blog. There is nothing classic to this nonsense
by hnair
21 Apr 2019 08:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3735
Views: 725105

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

No more SpaceX posts and replies, in this thread or warnings will be issued. disha, please report any posts instead of replying

Once again: All non-ISRO news goes to International Aerospace thread
by hnair
17 Apr 2019 10:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2851
Views: 533285

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Some thoughts: A lot of folks here are still considering the AEWC as an airborne radar picket! That would be called just AEW. AEW’s mission of long range search and low level scan can be cost effectively split between massively powerful ground based TH kind of radars and aerostat mounted radars for ...
by hnair
09 Apr 2019 17:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2996
Views: 388788

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Interestingly he mentions that we should be thankful to the Americans as they disabled the Paki 16’s from the capability of caring Nukes ! Is that really a fact? or is it only the newer F16’s that came with Amraams Like Karan M pointed out, pakis get numerous helping hands from around the world for...
by hnair
09 Apr 2019 08:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1971
Views: 140694

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Muppalla, Wayanad is considered a safe seat of Congress. The UDF coalition partner Muslim League is a dominant force in influential pockets, has a significant settler/planter-christian community that migrated from central Kerala and the rest is adivasi. The NDA candidate is a princeling of a not-so-...
by hnair
09 Apr 2019 08:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4439
Views: 542088

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Hehe, babaji also claimed that 6 Jaguars were part of the CAP. If IAF is sending Jaguars for CAP missions, our bad days have truly come. :lol: Babaji should be careful to not show his ignorance on defense matters. He is performing his job as a psyops warrior which will be undermined by such slips. ...
by hnair
08 Apr 2019 15:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 240
Views: 50527

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Karan M wrote:I am not sure those pics are from India as there is not a single GOI authorized flowerpot in any of the pictures.


:rotfl: maybe they could not find the two bricks used as base for the regulation-issue flower pots?
by hnair
08 Apr 2019 15:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2640
Views: 260750

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Not even Pakis say such things about khan gear, after India had to dig out all those AMRAAMS from fields covered in morning dew.....
by hnair
08 Apr 2019 15:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2640
Views: 260750

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Massa arms kit is a dream. I like "idea" of desi kit, but massa is literally an order of magnitude better than anyone else. Exposure to such has improved our r&d boffins ability to understand reliability, quality and performance better. At least they write good brochures now. To summa...
by hnair
08 Apr 2019 15:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1971
Views: 140694

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Karan M, fyi, he is off for a week
by hnair
08 Apr 2019 15:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1971
Views: 140694

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

nachiket wrote:Oops, I did the same. Don't know if the number of days adds up. :rotfl:


:D He claims to like vacations. Should be acceptable
by hnair
08 Apr 2019 14:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1971
Views: 140694

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

OK, no more, people! Thread lock is the only option at this crucial point, if you guys persist in slamming each other!
by hnair
08 Apr 2019 14:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1971
Views: 140694

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

BJP just released its manifesto!! Please dissect that and provide answers to questions raised by Congress' promises, instead of this infighting

(enough of intra-Andhra blue-in-blue, folks!
by hnair
08 Apr 2019 14:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1971
Views: 140694

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

siddhu wrote: :rotfl: I love vacations.. go ahead


ok. off for a week
by hnair
08 Apr 2019 12:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2996
Views: 388788

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

That stmt came from gen malik during kargil ... i dont care what rumsfeld said. You should care - you were the one bleating about "overwhelming superiority" and that video of Rumsfeld is what "overwhelming superiority" force feels about its "overwhelming superiority" i...
by hnair
08 Apr 2019 12:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2996
Views: 388788

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

negi - spot on about having Tier1 platforms being developed in India.
by hnair
08 Apr 2019 12:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2996
Views: 388788

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

ok, we are going off-topic: Atleast the little point i am making is that WE dont have the kind of overwhelming superiority that a economy which is atleast 8 to 10 times larger should have. This "overwhelming superiority" is an american term coined after Vietnam war to mean "we shall a...
by hnair
08 Apr 2019 08:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 855
Views: 95679

Re: Indian ASAT Test

That's an A5 cannister.. It says A 5 in devnagari right below bharat. Dont know where you are going with this? I just loved the messaging with a big tube behind the current celebrity Karan M, remember how khan certified each and every chinese advancement as "yeah, that actually happened" ...
by hnair
08 Apr 2019 07:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2996
Views: 388788

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Like most people on the forum, I too do not have very high regards for Mr. Shekhar Gupta, but even a broken clock is right twice a day. So let’s remove the messenger from the message for a second and look at the essence of the message; There is absolutely no excuse for our first contact soldiers to...
by hnair
07 Apr 2019 19:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 855
Views: 95679

Re: Indian ASAT Test

Rakesh wrote:https://twitter.com/strategic_front/status/1114523893383847936 ---> During missile assembly.

Image



Cannister behind! 8)
by hnair
07 Apr 2019 19:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2996
Views: 388788

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

So how will the pakis hide the crash from now on? Fudge all internal (confidential) paperwork in post-sortie by - getting the surviving pilot of the f16 and pair him with another one who did not participate, but was in base - report a crash (either a past one kept secret or as a new one) of the twin...
by hnair
30 Mar 2019 08:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 855
Views: 95679

Re: Indian ASAT Test

Those rocket motor casings, is there any confirmation they are not the regular A4 steel ones? The red heat management paint has been used in AgniII from Strategic Force Command stocks in the past
by hnair
30 Mar 2019 08:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 855
Views: 95679

Re: Indian ASAT Test

So by 2020, a first-rate space power with a second-strike sea based nuclear deterrent patrol, a mid-course intercept capability and having a powerful military that willingly take on two nuclear armed neighbors in combat is still not a “recognized nuclear power” and is “a concern for proliferation” W...
by hnair
27 Mar 2019 13:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 855
Views: 95679

Re: Indian ASAT test

Vamsee wrote:Did India test today to get in before door is closed? We may have a ASAT test ban soon to lock others out like nuke tests?


yes. No point in waiting for such events as NPT, MTCR etc
by hnair
27 Mar 2019 12:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 855
Views: 95679

Indian ASAT Test

PM Live on TV, announcing the test Points from speech - - Codenamed "Mission Shakti" - Mission duration of 3 minutes - LEO Satellite got shot down - Fourth nation to have capability - Test not aimed at any nation - Ensuring that aerospace above India is secure - Will ensure peace in space ...
by hnair
09 Mar 2019 13:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1023
Views: 142197

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

brar_w, what is with the new massive airbrake kind of backward-flipping cover of the lift-fans for the production F35Bs


Wouldnt the old accordion type sideways folding cover of X-35 be better for short takeoffs, from a drag perspective?
by hnair
22 Feb 2019 09:12
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 161532

Re: Pulwama Attack

There appear to be some unintended consequences about banning Paki players. Remember those two paki shooters who got visas (many asked why) and who did not finally get the visas? Now it looks like the IOC seems to have taken a very dim view of it. It looks like India may be denied future hosting of...
by hnair
22 Feb 2019 08:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2851
Views: 533285

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

There was a time when up to 20 Emb145 in various roles were being considered. It is a perfect sized aircraft for aew&c, [b]mpa , gmti radar carrier[/b]. The Gulfstream aircrafts come pretty close too. Yeah, it does fit perfectly in the MPA-medium space between P8I and Dorniers! IIRC, there were...
by hnair
22 Feb 2019 08:22
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 161532

Re: Pulwama Attack

Really? The more the booths assaulted by local PFI-SIMI (or even Naxal) cells in diverse locations, and the more the "retaliations" carried out by local paid-goonda militias in response, the harder the maintenance of law and order will be. We've seen what happens in WB and Kerala even in ...
by hnair
22 Feb 2019 07:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3949
Views: 586241

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Observations on the desi helos at AI-12. LCH a clear winner How can LCH be a clear winner, when the rest of your post is a whiner? That service gent who said "I hope we never get HELINA.Pathetic DRDO" must have been munching on Caspian sea caviar, while he said that. He witnessed one miss...
by hnair
21 Feb 2019 18:44
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 161532

Re: Pulwama Attack

TKiran, a warning given for attempted comedy. You are asked to desist posting in this thread or face action
by hnair
21 Feb 2019 14:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aero India 2019
Replies: 242
Views: 38824

Re: Aero India 2019

nam, what if its a2a target is AWACS. separate seeker, hain?
by hnair
21 Feb 2019 12:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2851
Views: 533285

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

tsarkar wrote:Because Embraer is blacklisted because Sanjay Bhandari of Offsets India Solutions took a bribe and gave Jija G and Priyanka Ji a flat in London. The bribe taker has political aspirations while the inanimate aircraft is blacklisted. This is India


<FACE PALM>
by hnair
21 Feb 2019 12:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aero India 2019
Replies: 242
Views: 38824

Re: Aero India 2019

nam wrote:Wait... it must have flown from HAL airport to Yelhanka!

I don't expect it to be ferried in C17 or road...

So technically it has flown , so certified for flight. :D


There are photos from past aeroIndias, where LCA was taken with wings detached by trucks.
by hnair
21 Feb 2019 12:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 730
Views: 186698

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

When chinese dudes does these sort of UAV/craft models at Zhuhai and chola faithfully splashes it all over the cheen thread, we all are obliged to shiver. Also we are urged to not under-estimate chinese enterprise/entrepreunership/private sector etc and try to replicate the same here in India. But w...
by hnair
21 Feb 2019 12:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1307
Views: 266479

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Wont NLUH need extensive rework of gearbox of the current LUH?
by hnair
21 Feb 2019 12:13
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 997
Views: 163498

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

Thought would see canards on NLCA Mk2 too! Those little elevators at the back look adorable :lol: Wonder what is the story behind those gimpy little things?
by hnair
19 Feb 2019 12:58
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 670169

Re: Artillery: News & Discussion

I had mentioned this before, but I think tube artillery was given a short shrift for two decades because PGMs and rocket artillery caught the fancy of MoD folks. It is not like Bofors was an issue after early 90s and by end of PVNR government, the artillery could have been upgraded at any point. It ...

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