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by hnair
04 Jun 2018 10:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2363
Views: 382012

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 and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3999
Views: 707711

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: 77918

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 Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3218
Views: 295959

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 Discussion Thread
Replies: 4429
Views: 515141

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 Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2526
Views: 228416

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 Discussion Thread
Replies: 4429
Views: 515141

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: 1780
Views: 207066

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: 681
Views: 62522

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: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4751
Views: 721506

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: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4751
Views: 721506

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 Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2571
Views: 462657

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: 868
Views: 28268

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: 1368
Views: 150471

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 Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2526
Views: 228416

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 Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2526
Views: 228416

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 Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2526
Views: 228416

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 Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2526
Views: 228416

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 and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3999
Views: 707711

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 Discussion Thread
Replies: 4429
Views: 515141

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 Discussion Thread
Replies: 4429
Views: 515141

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: 877
Views: 74844

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: 1594
Views: 199982

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 Discussion Thread
Replies: 4429
Views: 515141

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: 3173
Views: 349027

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: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4751
Views: 721506

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: 2363
Views: 382012

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: 5348
Views: 469569

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 and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3999
Views: 707711

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: 1551
Views: 304152

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: 1551
Views: 304152

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: 798
Views: 64323

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.
by hnair
01 Mar 2018 17:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion
Replies: 798
Views: 64323

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

The NSA of Canada shamelessly claiming that Indian intelligence has successfully penetrated his establishment and handed out invitations as it pleases, is sweet music. Does he mean that Liberal MP, Shree Randeep Sarai is an "unregistered agent" of India, since he is the one who took respon...
by hnair
27 Feb 2018 13:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1551
Views: 304152

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

Yeah, it does not add up. Maybe that intake cover is a mesh for safety. But then the obvious question is how did they put the mesh on with engine lit and hight intake suction?
by hnair
17 Feb 2018 19:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3999
Views: 707711

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: 3999
Views: 707711

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: 907
Views: 78765

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: 907
Views: 78765

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: 907
Views: 78765

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: 907
Views: 78765

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...

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