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by tsarkar
15 Nov 2019 23:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Coast Guard: News & Discussion
Replies: 422
Views: 46713

Re: Indian Coast Guard: News & Discussion

These are the real Littoral Combat Ships providing immense capability at a fraction of the cost.
by tsarkar
15 Nov 2019 23:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2096
Views: 469662

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

And Indian ex-armymen are the largest number of "contractors" in Iraq & elsewhere. Outside MARCOS training centers, head hunters in hotel rooms wait to recruit them for protecting middle east oil rigs. There are many kids joining the Navy to get training and experience as clearance div...
by tsarkar
15 Nov 2019 23:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2096
Views: 469662

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Interesting... https://twitter.com/indiandefencera/status/1194103568695013377?s=21 —> Qatari Navy has signed an MoU with their Indian counterparts to allow Indian Navy veterans to join their ranks. Indian navy is likely to sign more such MoUs with other friendly nations in order to strengthen their...
by tsarkar
10 Nov 2019 21:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3855
Views: 535828

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

srai wrote:^^^
Any specific reason BARC doing R&D for BPJ? Bit odd.

They’re among the best Material Research organizations in India, given that nuclear research requires special materials to be developed and produced from a scratch
by tsarkar
10 Nov 2019 21:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2761
Views: 454605

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

^^ Just trialling roundrel placement options.

As much as the IAF roundrel is elegant like a Pagri (Turban), I would prefer they went for a low-rez option like Naval Tejas. PAF has already implemented low-rez roundrels on its aircraft
by tsarkar
04 Nov 2019 16:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 491
Views: 124414

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

One of the most critical requirements specified by the end-user is that the gun, as well as the missile, should be able to engage aerial targets both with and without the fire control radar. Is that feasible? Teg class uses Russian EO to guide 2 AK-630 CIWS. Deepak class uses El-Op CoMPASS to guide...
by tsarkar
01 Nov 2019 18:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3670
Views: 795446

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

LakshmanPST wrote:can't they continue operating it for another 5-6 years as a Strike aircraft just to maintain nos....?

Engine spares unavailable from OEM. The Sea Harrier was decommissioned for same reason. Both types had undergone extensive avionics upgrades that are completely going waste.
by tsarkar
24 Oct 2019 12:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1887
Views: 496671

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Was this an air-launched Brahmos or was it a surface-launched Brahmos ? If this is the latter, I'm surprised - I didn't know that IAF too had surface-launched Brahmos, only that Army did. http://www.brahmos.com/newsprint.php?newsid=187 AF Chief inaugurates state-of-the-art BRAHMOS Technical Positio...
by tsarkar
21 Oct 2019 01:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4054
Views: 714417

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

^^^NSG hub was not set-up in Bangalore because a Para (SF) battalion was located in the city. As for location, its not co-located with PRTC. The Military Farm, located adjacent and north of Hebbal lake, was closed down (as part of overall closing down of Military Farms establishment) and this becam...
by tsarkar
20 Oct 2019 16:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3670
Views: 795446

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Note no tankers from No 78 Sq are going to Oman, so the MiG-29s will be crossing the Arabian Sea in ferry mode on internal, CFT and EFT fuel. With Tejas going to Bahrain and Jaguars earlier going to Oman, crossing the Arabian Sea has become routine.
by tsarkar
17 Oct 2019 13:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2761
Views: 454605

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

The UPG also has a podded Elta EL-8251 Escort Jammer as an option, which the MiG-29K doesn't AFAIK. Then what does hardpoint 8 in the below image carry :D http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/NAVY/Galleries/AirArm/Black+Panthers+Mig-29K+induction/Presentation/Mig29K-Induction0029.JPG.html http://www.bhara...
by tsarkar
17 Oct 2019 10:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2761
Views: 454605

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

The dorsal tank and louver tanks from the MiG-29K developed for IN and with Indian money went to the MiG-29UPG along with Zhuk radar. No they didn't. the MiG-29SMT was the variant for which the dorsal tank was designed. The louvers were done away with the even earlier 1980s designed MiG-29M variant...
by tsarkar
15 Oct 2019 21:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2761
Views: 454605

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

They have two more smaller tanks in place of the louvers. On internal fuel, the ranges of the UPG is cited to be around 2100 kms vs. the Rafale's 1800 kms. Truth be told, I think they are both close 10 1800 kms. With three external tanks, the UPG has a range of about 3,100 kms vs the Rafales' 3600 ...
by tsarkar
15 Oct 2019 21:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 2969
Views: 409289

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Minor correction. Tegh Bahadur Ji wasn't a Sikh nor was anyone who was martyred along with him. He was a Hindu who came to the rescue of Hindus. Sikh Panth wasn't born till many years after his death. You're absolutely wrong and wrote a post coloured with your personal and incorrect view. Sikhism w...
by tsarkar
28 Sep 2019 01:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2096
Views: 469662

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Tsarkar is that gun from INS Kolkata? It looks like Kolkata is being refitted with 127mm gun. Gun on INS Delhi is OTO 76/62 newly built at BHEL Haridwar for which ToT was received Unique Identifier is the mount under the turret 13 BAe 127 mm guns have been ordered - 7 Type 17A 4 Type 15B 1 INS Dron...
by tsarkar
26 Sep 2019 11:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 407
Views: 107464

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

INS Chapal (agile) not Chaupal (raised platform acting as common area in North Indian villages)
by tsarkar
26 Sep 2019 11:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2568
Views: 328164

Re: Military Flight Safety

Sukhois fly far beyond home base SAR capabilities and fly over seas, mountains and dense jungles. That makes the SAR arc bigger vis-a-vis other aircraft. For making it easier for SAR to locate them at extreme ranges, orange suits are worn during peacetime.
by tsarkar
26 Sep 2019 10:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2096
Views: 469662

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

India has a huge range requirement unlike the Russians operating in smaller Black Sea, Baltic Sea or North Sea. Hence they do with smaller ships while we use larger ships for the same set of armaments. We need range to patrol chokepoints like Malacca Straits and keep lines of communications open wit...
by tsarkar
26 Sep 2019 10:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2096
Views: 469662

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

The speculation was regarding the inverted bow, known as tumblehome, that has extremely poor seakeeping capabilities. I think you have confused me with ninjamonkey. I am not ninjamonkey. If you want to accuse somebody of some wrongdoing please make sure it is the right person. My apologies in that c...
by tsarkar
24 Sep 2019 01:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2096
Views: 469662

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

I would've liked to see an inverted bow design (maybe some inspiration from french Belh@rra class) and some information on UAV/UUV capability. But even without them, the ship's design look fine. Any info on the decoy launchers? Sourav, forum guidelines do not encourage speculation beyond available ...
by tsarkar
24 Sep 2019 01:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2096
Views: 469662

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

The drydock image has modernized Delhi class with OTO 76/62 SRGM mount and Brahmos inclined launchers.
by tsarkar
24 Sep 2019 00:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2761
Views: 454605

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

Wasn't Sq 20 the Lightnings similarly resurrected some time before it actually got Su30MKI inducted in it..?? Yes, it was, but the actual ceremony was induction of Su-30MKI and not the resurrection. In this case, even resurrection was a ceremony. Typically post resurrection the pilots & technic...
by tsarkar
23 Sep 2019 14:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2096
Views: 469662

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

@tsarkar @marko @john @brar If the NGD is just a fanboy dream then what is the next destroyer class supposed to look like? You'll need to have patience and wait for DND to share the next designs. Presently they're very busy with attack and ballistic missile submarine design and evaluation of Projec...
by tsarkar
20 Sep 2019 12:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1887
Views: 496671

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Interesting. Which launcher R77 uses then? I am fairly certain the Astra uses the AKU-170E launcher used by the R-77. https://www.bharat-rakshak.com/IAF/Galleries/18153-3/RVV_AEE.jpg https://www.bharat-rakshak.com/IAF/Galleries/18153-3/RVV_AEE.jpg This is the AKU-170E launcher for R-77. APU-73 laun...
by tsarkar
18 Sep 2019 15:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1887
Views: 496671

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

I kind of remember vaguely to have read that Astra uses the same pylon as R-77 and hence (together with other factors) its easier to integrate with any jet which already can handle R-77. Can someone confirm is this is correct or wrong..? I am not able to find any reference from google. https://www....
by tsarkar
18 Sep 2019 13:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019
Replies: 124
Views: 24494

Re: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019

:roll: The biggest contributor to defence indigenous production has been corruption. Makes one laugh and cry at the same time.
by tsarkar
18 Sep 2019 13:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019
Replies: 124
Views: 24494

Re: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019

For e.g., does Sri Lanka need fast jets? At the beginning of the Tamil Insurgency and even before that the Sinhala JVP insurgency, Sri Lankans used their Sia Marchetti SF260 trainers that were chopped up by simple 7.62 mm PK machine gun fire. Reasons for chop up in my earlier post. They then acquir...
by tsarkar
16 Sep 2019 20:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 2969
Views: 409289

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Communication with the valley and Kashmir was very poor those days. Disagree. We were bringing up additional Gurkha, Bihar, Grenadiers battalions, though all were badly hit by post WW2 demobilization. We successfully saved Leh, liberated Zoji La, Gurais, linked up with Poonch and the Indian Para Br...
by tsarkar
16 Sep 2019 20:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 2969
Views: 409289

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Given that India had no war machine in 1948. And the enemy did? Yes. After INA Trial and Indian Naval Mutiny, the British demobilized the "Indian" part of IA rapidly. The demobilized "Pakistani" part of IA, were put at the disposal of Muslim League funded by Muslim princely stat...
by tsarkar
13 Sep 2019 19:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019
Replies: 124
Views: 24494

Re: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019

Training is a very important function. During the initial phase of WW2 in Pacific, both US & Japan lost 4 aircraft carriers each. The Japanese lost 4 carriers at Midway while the Americans lost USS Lexington at Coral Sea, USS Yorktown at Midway, USS Wasp & USS Hornet shortly thereafter. Desp...
by tsarkar
13 Sep 2019 19:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019
Replies: 124
Views: 24494

Re: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019

A humble request if this thread could be restricted to HTT-40 development, production & induction. Weaponization and CAS can be discussed in design your own fighter thread. Drones, Aerostats and Ground Based Radars surveil better. Trainers are designed for ease of access to various mechanical, h...
by tsarkar
13 Sep 2019 12:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2096
Views: 469662

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

nachiket wrote:Does this mean we'll get to see VL-Shtil on the P-15s?

Better option would have been MF STAR + MRSAM but the hull & structure wouldnt support the additional topweight.
by tsarkar
13 Sep 2019 11:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2096
Views: 469662

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

https://cdn.i-scmp.com/sites/default/files/styles/1200x800/public/d8/images/methode/2019/09/06/e30e9dc4-d04f-11e9-9cec-db56b3c139e7_image_hires_164559.JPG?itok=WR-AHeaW&v=1567759564 Here you can clearly see rear EO sight mounted on a tower. If COMPASS, it should include a CCD Day Camera, Therma...
by tsarkar
13 Sep 2019 00:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2761
Views: 454605

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

The Chief wanted to resurrect the squadron before he retired, hence a squadron without planes, that NOT the norm.

Revive means bringing to life something that exists.

A number plated squadron has no personnel nor equipment assigned to it, so its actually dead and requires resurrection.
by tsarkar
13 Sep 2019 00:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3032
Views: 585479

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Embraer bribed its way into the program. The IAF had always been resistant to it. Actually Embraer was the most supportive company modifying the platform at its own cost compared to Beriev that modifies the Ilyushin platform charging a hefty cost to IAF. Embraer also added Mid Air Refueling to Indi...
by tsarkar
06 Sep 2019 12:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 85
Views: 18690

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Why the Navy Seals Rejected the SCAR-H https://thenewsrep.com/118625/former-navy-seals-break-down-why-they-hate-this-legendary-socom-rifle/ "Reid goes into detail about his experiences on deployment with the SCAR and how he (as well as many other SEALs) suffered through repeated malfunctions u...
by tsarkar
06 Sep 2019 10:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 918
Views: 147519

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

The counter to aircraft carriers is submarines, which is why Australia ordered a massive 12 silent submarines outnumbering its surface fleet. Present Navy Chief is from aviation and is making an emotional pitch for his service. Aircraft carriers require supporting infrastructure of submarines to swe...
by tsarkar
05 Sep 2019 21:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 960
Views: 257658

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Long retired and long grounded Egyptian Mirages.

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