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by hnair
17 Feb 2018 19:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3114
Views: 507561

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBneQB-_F1s MBneQB-_F1s Adorable little wheels on that tractor. Wonder what is the purpose of this vehicle, since this does not look like a cross-country play or even long-distance roll? Pull the TEL out of a tunnel and fire? Haridas-saar, good to see you. Been a while
by hnair
13 Feb 2018 08:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3114
Views: 507561

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

https://twitter.com/strategic_front/status/963123660721549312 ---> Akash SR-SAM assembly at BDL https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DV2zwtRVAAAFI8k.jpg:large Looks like MRSAM/Barak8. Might explain men in whites. But confusing fin tips. MRSAM has pointier tips, IIRC. So it might be Akash without the air int...
by hnair
09 Feb 2018 10:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 656
Views: 38922

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

The discussion here is going nowhere, with lots of wounded-civilizational :(( et al happening, instead of watching what the world consensus is going towards in this case and figuring out a path for India, as the dominant power. But this is just lazy: Are there two Chinas, by any chance ? One which d...
by hnair
07 Feb 2018 13:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 656
Views: 38922

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

yes, we need to start working on a blueprint for a coalition of the willing. As also a 10-fleet of amphibious assault ships (that can double up as disaster relief) and not waste money on CATOBAR/INS Vishal. Another affordable Vikrant class can provide the air support
by hnair
07 Feb 2018 13:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 656
Views: 38922

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

This is not strictly a Doklam scenario, where a govt (Bhutan) that has zero diplomatic connections to outside world, asked for Indian intervention. Nor is it Operation Cactus, which was defeating a genuine coup, wherein a nation's government requested a capable neighbour for help. In this case, the ...
by hnair
06 Feb 2018 10:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 656
Views: 38922

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Deans, based on the open source news about recent years of excersizing etc, this would need the 91st brigade to be mobilized. This time, would be different from Cactus objectives, because a heavily armed stabilizing force would be needed, for the next pro-India administrator to shape up. But based o...
by hnair
06 Feb 2018 10:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 656
Views: 38922

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Why would one muster at Yelahanka? That chap sounds daft. Shanghumughom strip seems calm today morning, as is that place at Pangode. Both places will bustle in minutes, if things get exciting. I saw only a rare pic or two of a super-herky last month with a C17, among the vigorous planespotter commun...
by hnair
05 Feb 2018 21:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4032
Views: 570443

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

they did a great job. folks in interesting quarters have sat up and taken notice. :lol: (one of the posters in the defunct GDF used to post self flagellating stuff about how bad we malloo birathers are, due to his political leanings. When I pointed out that a certain college kids collective was the...
by hnair
30 Jan 2018 21:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Two and Half Front War Scenario
Replies: 186
Views: 13943

Re: Two and Half Front War Scenario

The Karakoram highway is the only way they can move people and supplies between countries. A road that at the best of times has no need for Indian action to remain closed to traffic. If they stock up for war during peace time, then those dumps are prominent and juicy targets for IAF as well as vario...
by hnair
23 Jan 2018 15:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Two and Half Front War Scenario
Replies: 186
Views: 13943

Re: Two and Half Front War Scenario

In Pakistan, there are numerous freedom fighters from Pashtuns to Sindhis to Balochs, who has shown their ability to strike at will at military targets in Islamabad. What about the local freedom fighters in Tibet? Would they be able to strike as far as Beijing during a war to push out the PLA?
by hnair
20 Jan 2018 08:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 3848
Views: 280289

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Rafales are hardwired for nuclear weapons delivery role will DOD allow F-35 to be hardwired ? Circa 2030s, most of the detergent is going to be stored in bottles under water and remaining on trains or lorries parked inside mountains. Till that time, the Su30s and M2Ks will be doing this job you are...
by hnair
19 Jan 2018 16:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3114
Views: 507561

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

how do they ensure that the ultimate weapon meant for these missile will survive the trip & work. do they do a vibration, heat, free-fall, radiation, blah blah tests on the 'actual' bombs that are meant for this missile. Also during this test, what do they fill in the nose cone apart from senso...
by hnair
17 Jan 2018 16:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2036
Views: 303518

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

True, it does not sound ready for operations. But then so are those swarms we are asked to shiver at. Currently those DJI Phantom class gets waved around here as the tip-of-iceberg kind of threat. Even Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs was about to shoot one down with minimal attire What is telling, to me, is...
by hnair
17 Jan 2018 16:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2036
Views: 303518

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

A constantly repeated line of pro-chinese posters here is the scenario of "100s of cheap chinese drones overwhelming <insert an Indian system, including LCA>" Here are some interesting cheap ways to deal with cheap drones, including two of my favorites, airburst rounds and EW disruption of...
by hnair
17 Jan 2018 14:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2036
Views: 303518

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

A full complement of hard-to train crew in CV operations go on a mens-only "Atlantis Events" cruise on a lightly defended ship during hostilities. What can go wrong? :lol: CMC's forces main intention nowadays seems to be to give its own public, what in martial arts would be called ,"w...
by hnair
16 Jan 2018 21:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2232
Views: 363391

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

jpremnath wrote:This sounds more like you have some personal grudge with the respected gent..


aye, he pinched me when I stole his pencil box recently
by hnair
16 Jan 2018 21:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2232
Views: 363391

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Please check that link of the interview as a starter and start digging further. The people most affected, seem to be the technical folks who gave a report.
by hnair
16 Jan 2018 21:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian weapons and military technology
Replies: 1133
Views: 116122

Re: Russian weapons and military technology

A US report says that Russia has developed a nuclear UW drone 57kts speed range of sev thousand kms, which can be carries by Oscar class subs and others. 6000+ km range,1000m depth, 100 MT warhead , called "Status-6" nicknamed "Kanyon". :shock: They are taking your "unsinka...
by hnair
16 Jan 2018 21:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2232
Views: 363391

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

"Top Indian scientist to join UAE space mission" there are any number of pakis and hans puttering around in the UAE. Did he really need to do this?? Amen, sir. August company of Good Sharief over at GCC as a merc from tech. IMHO and all that - Gent seems to be not exactly known for decenc...
by hnair
16 Jan 2018 19:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3271
Views: 348920

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

IIRC, chiefs of Canaveral and Marshall space centers were asked to go. Morton Thiokol had major shakeups, as the SRB contractor. NASA's SRB program boss resigned after reports came out of a meeting , just before the day before launch where some Morton Thiokol's technicians pointed that there is abno...
by hnair
12 Jan 2018 06:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4032
Views: 570443

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

He had no other choice. Shree Gadkari had to do that to bring out the patriotism and love for the navy among the champagne liberals. Let us brace for a public display of that new found love for Navy among the Twitterati.

there is no other way to spin this gaffe
by hnair
12 Jan 2018 06:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3271
Views: 348920

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

From the pics, not just the none-metallic outer pylon, even the inner metallic one also seemed to have snapped off at the bolt holes.
by hnair
11 Jan 2018 22:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion
Replies: 1441
Views: 46347

Re: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion

The persistent wishlist of many in BRF of "let us load up a vessel with 100s of tubes with Brahmos or Nirbhay" is good for a land-attack mode, but kind of not going to work in blue water operations of IOR. There, due to the vastness of the ocean, multiple enemy combatants can spread out of...
by hnair
10 Jan 2018 18:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 89233

Re: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018

From that BBC article: Each trip raised £150,000 or more. Women removed their gold bangles and earrings in response to his call. So basically UK’s vaunted security agencies funded him by looking the other way when he talked about destroying infidels. These visits must have ended in a lot of british ...
by hnair
07 Jan 2018 22:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 89233

Re: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018

America is acting strange. It is like they decided that Pakistan is fully in China's orbit and is beyond redemption with normal hashih-laced carrots. Stick is something that khan dont use, if the other side has nukes. So it is being pointed out that no-strings attached money (annual hafta for not to...
by hnair
27 Dec 2017 14:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3114
Views: 507561

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

yes.... the system apparently had a "screen-saver mode" enabled in a war zone, wherein it saves energy <face palm> The issue was squarely put on the chap who slept at the wheel and not on a system that did not have an alerting backup mechanism to wake up Lootenent Pop-eye, when inside a ge...
by hnair
27 Dec 2017 13:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3114
Views: 507561

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

brar_w, USN, after the USS Stark incident, has proven that they can take down missiles fired in anger. And they do have regular confirmed tests for the supersonic targets. As did RN during the falkland skirmish with the Sea Dart. Not so with the Israelis. The issue with Israelis competence for CIWS ...
by hnair
27 Dec 2017 13:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 656
Views: 38922

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

They are calling back Maldives' long serving Consul at Trivandrum, the city that hosts the highest number of Maldivians. Most of them are here for medical or educational purposes. Grapevine has it that he is being called back under some nonsensical "danger to his personal well being" rubbi...
by hnair
21 Dec 2017 14:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1366
Views: 125625

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

Probably the Aridhaman was being worked on for extra plugs or an uprated reactor with tweaks. But then before the prep work got done, Doklam and Kim's whims happened and the Arighat was speeded up with original specs. This is a seriously black project and we all are unhappy at the blackness :D
by hnair
21 Dec 2017 14:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4032
Views: 570443

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

It is not the emission alone of the Indian sub, because they can be distorted or queered up by jugaad. Plus as someone pointed out above, each sub will have its own tune and wont be known until it is extensively mapped under various speeds and sea conditions by naval snoops. So I think we need to go...
by hnair
05 Dec 2017 19:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 709
Views: 82878

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

khan views about a matter close by: Why does India want to buy the world’s emptiest airport? This is where the world’s emptiest airport comes in. India is proposing to spend around US$300 million to buy out Sri Lanka’s debt to China in return for a 40-year lease over Hambantota airport. But India’s ...
by hnair
30 Nov 2017 10:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 747
Views: 79577

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

singha, Here is a more balanced view on story, with Indian POVs Why diaspora Sikhs are fighting to ‘Free Jaggi’ What is Punjab Police saying? Declining to be quoted on record, Punjab Police officers questioned the “double standards” of UK and Canada on terrorism. “If there is any terror act in their...
by hnair
10 Nov 2017 15:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security
Replies: 401
Views: 19070

Re: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security

HNair If you cant write clearly please don't. What's the need to be so obtuse? Look at JEM and his clear writing and that too even in Swarajya magazine. We all are trying to learn and be clear. ramanaji, indeed, I am a big fan of JEM and his clear writing, since I first started read his posts. My i...
by hnair
09 Nov 2017 17:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security
Replies: 401
Views: 19070

Re: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security

FWIW, the fish who swims upriver is in a terminal state and talk upriver is that abdication (if that happens) is slated for mid-next year. There will not be an easy transition, because his favorite fingerling has not yet mustered enough strength to drop the yolk sac. Costco Tang and his Turgidsons a...
by hnair
16 Oct 2017 08:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 2913
Views: 194182

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

deejay,please check your forum inbox
by hnair
09 Oct 2017 12:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 2913
Views: 194182

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

Maybe they migrated to the new forum, but the people of BRF who used to track such things, seem oblivious that Quest Kodiak sales have something called a 10:1 input into " Quest Mission Team " :lol: They are just repaying their original investors, who helped start the company The Spicejet ...
by hnair
06 Oct 2017 09:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2036
Views: 303518

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

old Bajaj Chetaks needed to be tilted to one side to start
by hnair
06 Oct 2017 09:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terroristan - 29 September 2017
Replies: 2847
Views: 197024

Re: Terroristan - 29 September 2017

SSridhar wrote:Or, have they run out of heroes?


Mumtaz Qadri didnt poke their erudite space analyst Salman Taseer with an AK47 for nothing. He was merely calling attention about his name being available for future satellites
by hnair
06 Oct 2017 09:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terroristan - 29 September 2017
Replies: 2847
Views: 197024

Re: Terroristan - 29 September 2017

Being a space scientist in Pakistan is like being one of those handicrafts board member in India. nice, non-controversial sized budgets with zero targets to achieve
by hnair
06 Oct 2017 09:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Positive News from the USA
Replies: 3007
Views: 93433

Re: Positive News from the USA

UlanBatori wrote:Is this the malloo preacher who travels by (personal) 747?


IIRC, that is KA Paul, not KPY chap

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