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by hnair
22 Aug 2018 11:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 554
Views: 27519

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

Krita is too valuable to be hanging around here, writing trash.... He is off for a week
by hnair
21 Aug 2018 16:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 554
Views: 27519

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

what it has revealed is the lack of waste segregation and recycling that is only being done in a few much-maligned places like BLR. Ah yes, yet another revelation from you about Kerala. This is an epic flood, that washed everything from landfills to our dead ancestor's photos to the sea. Please get...
by hnair
19 Aug 2018 10:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 554
Views: 27519

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

Yesterday morning, Trivandrum Collector Vasuki sent out a whatsapp note, asking for 50 volunteers for bundling relief packets at Trivandrum Air Force station's Technical gate. Went there with three other friends, since due to bridge failures, the road clearance to neighboring Kollam and Pathanamthit...
by hnair
18 Aug 2018 10:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 554
Views: 27519

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

Wish us luck - going in on areas where water is coming down a bit. Not going to like what we see in isolated homes, who could not send SOS because of lack of cellphone charging!

Later
by hnair
18 Aug 2018 10:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 554
Views: 27519

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

Sachin, please tone down, not the time - just got a request from someone in US that his niece and 3 month old baby are on a rooftop since day before! Such posts as yours is not helping, as much as the ones by the other side! Lots of people need to be lifted out of water
by hnair
18 Aug 2018 09:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 554
Views: 27519

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

A few things from my side, that may go contrarian to BRF's reigning wisdom: - I have no love lost for the malabar warlord, but despite having a serious health issue, which needs urgent treatment, the current CM did a decent job in co-ordinating and not losing the nerve in some harrowing occasions. A...
by hnair
16 Aug 2018 12:19
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4560
Views: 327971

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

The current flood situation at CIAL is much worse than the one back in 2013. Heard from head of fire service there that a lot of electrical systems are bust and the airport might remain closed beyond saturday, if spares dont come in. End result... Everything normal onlee ... :( XavcvzLwrAc Should go...
by hnair
08 Aug 2018 21:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 1181
Views: 110056

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Folks, we shutdown GDF because of too much personal opinions causing fog. Here we are seeing American partisan political opinion of a personal kind being bandied about. Dont want an American-GDF in Bharat-Rakshak forum when the Indian one is shutdown.

Please co-operate
by hnair
04 Jun 2018 10:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2760
Views: 454236

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

the Dalian wide angle psyops shots are carefully composed to project the sense of a vast global power for which these large hulls are just pawns to be moved on global board like USN does . a shot of norfolk virginia docks https://i.pinimg.com/originals/70/20/78/702078de646beeaa223a99e50500c2bb.jpg ...
by hnair
31 May 2018 15:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4538
Views: 832414

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

the meteor has 2 air intakes. the photo posted above has 1 intake. 2 intakes might permit better airflow as the missile banks to turn or climbs / dives at high AoA... In the pic that indranil posted, there are two intakes shown clearly in the pic showing the elevated missile, to the right, bunched ...
by hnair
24 May 2018 10:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Intelligence and National Security Discussion
Replies: 978
Views: 80496

Re: Intelligence and National Security Discussion

Putting Out Intercepted Pak Comms During Kargil A Setback: Ex-Spy Chief eh? This Aziz Khan dude in that call is bin laden's closest pal and was supposed to take over from that perverted-joker musharaf. Why is pulling these two psychotic morons' trousers down, such a bad idea? What is wrong with Shr...
by hnair
11 May 2018 17:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3465
Views: 344399

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

:lol: I know you will continue posting on this line for a few more years about PSUs, but here are a few thoughts: Mediocrity of the DPSUs preferred over merit,becos babudom has little control over the budgets and expenditure of the pvt. sector .... .... They have to crack the whip and walk the talk ...
by hnair
11 May 2018 16:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4565
Views: 559630

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

nam, what I quoted is not the ordinance loading capability of FH77 or ATAGS (3 shells vs 6), but lifting the very heavy tow-arm manually from towing mode to firing position and vice-versa. Also ordinance-handling crane is a good feature, but can be supplanted during breakdown with a bucket-brigade o...
by hnair
08 May 2018 19:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2647
Views: 257482

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

New Second Stage Id 30 Engine Seen on the Left Side , new TVC Nozzle with Saw Tooth can be seen on 052 Test platform for the engine https://scontent-arn2-1.cdninstagram.com/vp/13f55330529149d647390eed9d19cd1d/5B9561C3/t51.2885-15/s1080x1080/e35/31375887_1739248059489247_307189495667621888_n.jpg Wow...
by hnair
08 May 2018 09:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4565
Views: 559630

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

FWIW, had a small dinner chat with a recently retired Colonel from artillery. He is from the Sanjoi Mirpur battle-honor crew. Some insights 1)India's 105mm IFG, based on brit design, has those large springs that causes things to not work as well on the field. Awkward design of handles for gun-laying...
by hnair
08 May 2018 09:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2192
Views: 266692

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

nam, was about to post the exact same! Those lines at the beginning, make the rest of the long article, kinda waste of time. But this is a huge issue for India - Harvard spins out a large number of POTUS and other lower luminaries of khan's administrative machinery. Thanks to their Schools of Public...
by hnair
08 May 2018 09:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 1181
Views: 110056

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Heard from some one who works closely with the biggest chip-makers of the world: They are high-tailing out of cheen, probably because Deep State told them to. Seems cheen vs khan is getting uglier by the day, with cheen getting too cocky and kind of stupid. Heard similar story from a Japanese auto-m...
by hnair
05 May 2018 17:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 747786

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Goddamn.... that looks bleak. Really hope this was not caused by some crappy SOP, where the crane is left for months over a precious hull inside an even more precious facility and an event (artificial or not) triggers this collapse Added later: batchmate who works there was saying she is confident t...
by hnair
02 May 2018 18:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 747786

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Philip wrote:The IAC-1 i a perfect case in point,taking twice as long to build as the Chinese with their carrier about twice as large!


Vikrant class is 45,000 tons
Laoning class is 55,000 tons

Philip, do go easy on hyperbole. We make fun of media folks for being far less accurate.
by hnair
02 May 2018 12:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2989
Views: 540167

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

FWIW, seems the GSAT11 has exact same sub systems, that are suspect in 6A's issues. Since -11 was shipped to Kourou before the failure of 6A opened the issues up, they had to get it back at great cost, fix and test. The scrubbed launch will take months to re-organize, but for a huge capital asset, t...
by hnair
25 Apr 2018 09:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 889
Views: 32911

Re: BR Forum Feedback

Austin wrote:Mods can you block my account for 6 months , I will be busy with personal issues and travelling , Thanks


Austin, fyi, blocked until 25-10-2018. Please sent a note, incase you need a reinstatement before that
by hnair
25 Apr 2018 07:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1567
Views: 184405

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Actually, India should make a major show of 1) hugging UKistan warmly, while saying, "of course, genocide happened because of you" 2) punch it occasionally in the face, by going hammer and tongs about extraditions The first will ensure a psy-ops win that, despite all the genocides of brita...
by hnair
25 Apr 2018 06:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2647
Views: 257482

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

Cosmo_R, fyi, your post has been moved to feedback thread
by hnair
23 Apr 2018 08:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2647
Views: 257482

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

nhair, Stealth is a mode. If it flies in heavily scanned areas of the sky, off course it will increase its observability. The near surface part and the high altitude areas of the sky is not as thoroughly scanned as the middle part . Scanning 24x7 costs money and the enemy nation can detect which pa...
by hnair
21 Apr 2018 16:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2647
Views: 257482

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

Here is what I think: The J-20 killed FGFA I think India never actually funded the FGFA program. It remained plainly on paper awaiting the conclusion of the pak-fa. The arrival of the J-20 set alarm bells ringing in New Delhi. It has already wasted a decade by relying on Russia for the 5th gen jet....
by hnair
20 Apr 2018 13:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2647
Views: 257482

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

Appears that T-50-5 "055 Blue" Su-57 prototype has been carrying out aerial gun testing of its 30mm modernised variant of GSh-30-1 (9А1-4071К) by KBP. Images form 27.03.2018 at #Zhukovsky, https://twitter.com/Russian_Defence/status/980592874252365824 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DZvDKFSXcA...
by hnair
20 Apr 2018 08:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4538
Views: 832414

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

I think, I understand what this thing is. As the name suggests. this will be an inspection cum limited mobility platform. The platform will serve inspection, storage and loading. When mobility is required the hydraulic legs will be used to higher platform. Universal mobility platforms like the ones...
by hnair
18 Apr 2018 11:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4565
Views: 559630

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Time to give some firm pre-production orders to Kalyani-sir and see what other doors are condescendingly opened up for the native
by hnair
18 Apr 2018 11:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4565
Views: 559630

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

https://www.livefistdefence.com/2018/04/door-opened-to-india-for-deeper-striking-m777-guns.html Door Opened To India For Deeper Striking M777 Guns Meanwhile, BAE Systems, which has been involved in a U.S. Army requirement to extend the range of current and future M777s with a longer barrel (from th...
by hnair
17 Apr 2018 07:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 904
Views: 83091

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

brar_w, if you see this email, please check your PM. Some regular admin thingies
by hnair
13 Apr 2018 13:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1721
Views: 230176

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions



Never seen the gun stabilizer doing its job in past demos! Hoping to see a good demo of auto-tracker in action too 8)
by hnair
13 Apr 2018 13:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4565
Views: 559630

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

^^^^ That Beast seems fully ready to point an accusing finger and bring molecular level changes down range!! First time, am seeing the full view of Team Tata's ATAGs so clearly.... very cool 8) (Republic Day ones does not get good angles to see the full form of the APU part nor the whole bells n whi...
by hnair
11 Apr 2018 20:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3222
Views: 367662

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

In that article, we are treated to the unseemly spectacle of Shiv Aroor coddling the scrotum of some guy called Hush-Kit’s Joe Coles and telling us, "it is great, he let me do it". Coles-birather is unabashedly shilling for SAAB to get good business from India and trashing every Indian eff...
by hnair
02 Apr 2018 16:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 747786

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Uh oh fig leaf alert :lol: In the past, the Russian navy had been without STOBAR vessels for long years and yet they did not come to India, despite long collaboration and vast Indian experience (including combat). Nor did they loose any edge by training only from land based facilities. So why would ...
by hnair
23 Mar 2018 13:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2760
Views: 454236

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

https://www.newstimes.com/technology/businessinsider/article/China-s-growing-submarine-force-is-armed-to-the-12768502.php China's growing submarine force is ' armed to the teeth ' — and the rest of the Pacific is racing to keep up[/b] As per Fabey-saar, apparently rest of the world submarines are a...
by hnair
08 Mar 2018 15:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5405
Views: 489767

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Philip, this is from Neutering thread. Do take a look at this proposal for a "NATO with Gin-flavor" proposal from Chinese foreign minister himself. He wont have talked of it, without running it via Shree Putin et al. India needs to wish its dear friend Russia good luck and hope for their s...
by hnair
08 Mar 2018 15:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4538
Views: 832414

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Line item#11 gets 180 karore 8)

Is Dhruvastra the Brimstone equivalent?
by hnair
08 Mar 2018 14:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2421
Views: 481285

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

Let us not beat around the bush and give it to a private player, who is an international player. Gagan, take it FWIW (got it over chai-biskoot with an experienced designer of ships). This is a very small summary, the topic seems complex and I did not want to step out of line. The way Indian defense...
by hnair
01 Mar 2018 22:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2421
Views: 481285

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

Haridas ji, Turns out those screens were designed and tested on the NLCA. They are spring loaded and attach to one side. It is easy and safe to put on and take off even when the engine is running. That was me, who was wondering if those meshes can be taken on and off when suction exists. Thanks for...
by hnair
01 Mar 2018 18:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion
Replies: 800
Views: 66730

Re: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion

Anyone remember the douchebag Gibbs and his defense by Obama?

There is no end to these crypto-white supremacist morons and their arrogance, when in India.

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