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by tsarkar
15 Feb 2019 19:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4433
Views: 434816

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

IAF has no institution. Fighter pilots takeover command of all positions as other trade officers are considered sub par. Yet most fighter pilots are sub par onlee. Seen it from near. https://twitter.com/HaridasKukkur/status/1095539170502569984?s=19 https://twitter.com/HaridasKukkur/status/109554140...
by tsarkar
15 Feb 2019 19:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 786
Views: 41652

Re: Pulwama Attack

^^ Chetak Sir more needs to be done, including closing LOC trade that is used to finance stone pelters and terrorists NIA has been screaming about this since 2017 https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/nia-to-recommend-closing-down-loc-barter-trade-with-pakistan-started-in-2008/articleshow/593933...
by tsarkar
15 Feb 2019 18:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 786
Views: 41652

Re: Pulwama Attack

One more response. Target Pakistani officers Colonel & Brigadier onwards. They need to feel the pain. Killing cannon fodder will make no sense. They need to understand that 1000 year war and bleeding India through 1000 cuts kills and bleeds them as well. And internally, we need to frame charges ...
by tsarkar
15 Feb 2019 17:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 786
Views: 41652

Re: Pulwama Attack

First to protect our soldiers from attacks we must shift from the present non armored platforms to Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected platforms Kakarat Ji we have ample Cassipir and OFB built Yuktirath derivatives but for operations . For non operational activities, like ferrying troops from operation...
by tsarkar
15 Feb 2019 16:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2324
Views: 427734

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

Personally I believe more Tejas Mk1 IOC/FOC would be a better bet than these MiG-29 and available in the same timeframe that Russian would deliver them. Seems to be a repeat of the Gorshkov saga - with Indian money to be used to resuscitate MiG RAC.
by tsarkar
12 Feb 2019 19:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3882
Views: 545982

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

I wish HAL designs a gearbox & transmission for both ALH & LCH more suited to utilizing the engine output for better performance at Sea Level for the naval application. This is very much doable by RWR&DC.
by tsarkar
12 Feb 2019 19:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 865
Views: 179632

Re: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018

Thakur_B wrote:With the gun being shifted, it seems we might get a pylon where the gun was supposed to be.

I hope the GSh-23 is replaced with a newer GSh-301 like MiG-29 & Su-30MKI or GIAT30. We've already chosen the 20mm version of GIAT/Nexter for Rudra & LCH.
by tsarkar
12 Feb 2019 18:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 865
Views: 179632

Re: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018

So finally we did end up with a close coupled canard to re-energize the airflow over the wing to meet the STR requirement!

This was one major area of design disagreement in the Mk1 between IAF & ADA.

Request Indranil, JayS & Maitya for their analysis.
by tsarkar
12 Feb 2019 17:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3716
Views: 792267

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

Can someone find a proper side vide pic of LCA Mk1..? Real Aircraft, not schematic (unless its official source), and good quality image. I am unable to find one with perfect side view. Slightly angled views are available. If someone knows such image, it would be great help. http://www.bharat-raksha...
by tsarkar
12 Feb 2019 12:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3716
Views: 792267

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

Ramana garu, what is to stop the LCA and the Engine development work being done being declared programs of strategic importance like the the Nuke Sub. Not Ramana, but here's the answer. Nuke Sub comes under the Nuclear Command Authority under the PM, so PMO can drive the project. A fighter jet is t...
by tsarkar
11 Feb 2019 13:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3716
Views: 792267

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

I also demand that all Mig 21, Jaguar, Mirage and SU30 be withdrawn till windshield thickness increased If your logic of writing this post is trying to do an equal=equal with IAF requirements, then its way off the mark. IAF has disconnected this requirement from FOC criteria but has asked for the d...
by tsarkar
11 Feb 2019 12:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2238
Views: 253532

Re: Military Flight Safety

Manish_P wrote:In the Mirage 2000 it is under the nozzle

This to me is a serious design deficiency on part of Dassault - in case of undercarriage failure to deploy, one doesnt have brakes when one needs it most.
by tsarkar
01 Feb 2019 14:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2238
Views: 253532

Re: Military Flight Safety

Also, general note for posters, please don't mimic the toxic world of Facebook and Twitter and start blaming HAL for the crash. We don't know what happened. Videos of the crash site show a lot of kites circling around though. Agreed, Karan, we dont know the cause and it would be unfair to blame HAL...
by tsarkar
31 Jan 2019 17:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2324
Views: 427734

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

Any idea why do we use R-27's , I thought with active radar missiles that too aginst Paki F-16's armed with C-20C they would not be much use, or do missiles like R 27T have some use? Or by any chance we have the R 27EA missiles. We seem to have bought R-27 Missiles from Ukraine around 2013 and only...
by tsarkar
31 Jan 2019 17:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1086
Views: 202699

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

my guess is a datalink between ships via radio or satcom was used to provide some target info but not full blown another ship guiding a SAM fired from launch ship - I am not sure even aegis is doing that. Ofcourse, its updating the missile via datalink. Its an active homing missile, so no question ...
by tsarkar
31 Jan 2019 15:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2891
Views: 333162

Re: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

Do you have any source? Russian weapons were never mounted on Mirage 2000. Reasons are many. The reason Su-30 can take Indian/Western weapons is because we have the integration code of Bars. Same for LCA & Jaguar were we have integration codes for Elta 2032 & 2052 and we should be getting t...
by tsarkar
31 Jan 2019 15:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1086
Views: 202699

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

ks_sachin wrote:
tsarkar wrote:Or is deliberately using obfuscating words.
Tsarkar sir. I know that but all this obfuscation to what end - this is not rocket science...

If you notice, the quote came from Israelis. They have a habit of deliberately obfuscating even simple things. And they refuse to speak plain English.
by tsarkar
31 Jan 2019 14:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1086
Views: 202699

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/1090554253066756096 ---> Both ships will feature higher than usual levels of indigenous content. Their main offensive weapon will be the BrahMos missile. The hull-mounted sonar will be indigenous, as will be the on board combat management system. Even Teg class h...
by tsarkar
31 Jan 2019 14:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2891
Views: 333162

Re: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

:shock: When? This was done even before Kargil when M 2000 were Integrated with Russian A2A missiles. Do you have any source? Russian weapons were never mounted on Mirage 2000. Reasons are many. The reason Su-30 can take Indian/Western weapons is because we have the integration code of Bars. Same f...
by tsarkar
31 Jan 2019 14:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1086
Views: 202699

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

^^^Maybe I'm dense, but what does that mean? It means another ship, Ka-31, Nethra or Phalcon provided the targeting information. Though this capability has been existing since INS Shivalik. It also means LRSAM flies longer than 70 km. It means that a PR pr Comms person who does not know his or her ...
by tsarkar
31 Jan 2019 13:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2891
Views: 333162

Re: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

Astra & I-DerbyER have been qualified on Su-30 replacing R-77 & R-27
NGARM is being qualified on Su-30 replacing Kh-31
ASRAAM replacing R-73

Indicative of Russian weapons development falling behind Western/Israeli systems.
by tsarkar
31 Jan 2019 13:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2891
Views: 333162

Re: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

Austin wrote:M2K has been integrated with R-73 and Python A2A missile
:shock: When?
by tsarkar
29 Jan 2019 15:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3716
Views: 792267

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

We have upgraded our SAR as well. For long range SAR, IAF Garud and medical staff fly on C-130/C-17 and paradrop at the crash site. Similarly Indian Navy MARCOS and medical staff fly on IAF C-130/C-17 and paradrop at the crash site. IN has been requesting ShinMaywa US-2 as well for this very purpose...
by tsarkar
29 Jan 2019 14:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3716
Views: 792267

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

IMO, your argument about long sorties is tangential to the topic I feel No sir, your feeling is not correct or substantiated by facts. I feel, as overwhelming majority of the bird strikes happen during TO and Landing If you refer to accidents happened in 2018 posted by me earlier, Mirage 2000 happe...
by tsarkar
29 Jan 2019 14:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3716
Views: 792267

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

I am amazed at the amount of emotional ranting on this page ignoring the facts on the ground, especially since most members on the forum claim to have engineering/technology background. Here are the facts - The IAF had issued a single vendor tender to HAL in December 2017 and HAL submitted its first...
by tsarkar
25 Jan 2019 10:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3716
Views: 792267

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

First of all, there is question about the legitimacy of this ask. It's required of all fighters. Unfortunately, IAF cannot ask for it on all its fighters. On Tejas, it can. My beef is not with IAF's ask. My beef is with why sit on this till the last moment? IAF has been with the program from its in...
by tsarkar
22 Jan 2019 12:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3716
Views: 792267

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

There are a lot of such 'pilot demands' that they do not dare to ask the goras. Real story: There is a small device that gives a backup inertial reference to get you home if the primary system fails. Some test points of this device 'failed'. Why? When the plane rolls at high rate, this device shows...
by tsarkar
22 Jan 2019 11:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3716
Views: 792267

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

The quoted part is a very Corporate Office based Executive Assistant/Management Consultant approach without understanding field operational aspects. No offence intended, Zynda Ji :D but that is how IAS / Management works. Actually Sir, this is exactly how a design criteria shoukd be decided upon. A...
by tsarkar
19 Jan 2019 14:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3716
Views: 792267

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

How many instances of such a big bird striking fighters in India have happened? If there are strikes, what is the probability rate of such strikes? What is the mean time between such big bird strikes? Months, years? If it is quite rare like 1 in 100, then would such a rate justify a complete redesi...
by tsarkar
18 Jan 2019 23:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3716
Views: 792267

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

There is corruption at Air Marshal/Bureaucrat/Minister level as well. Commercial corruption goes via post retirement consultancy packages or offsets for non existent work. Other corrupt practice include seats in global education institutions for children and jobs. For example, a US aviation major ma...
by tsarkar
18 Jan 2019 23:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3716
Views: 792267

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

https://www.news18.com/blogs/india/saurav-jha/the-radiance-of-tejas-a-bright-prospect-for-make-in-india-10879-748651.html Now the new quartz nose cone supplied by Cobham replaces an indigenous one and is expected to help the Mk-I's multi-mode radar (MMR) (which has an indigenous antenna and scanner...
by tsarkar
17 Jan 2019 12:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1086
Views: 202699

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Any version F-35 never was or is on offer to India despite media speculation
by tsarkar
17 Jan 2019 12:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1086
Views: 202699

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

The elevator size isnt a valid excuse. Aircraft carriers operate multiple generations of aircraft over their 30-50 year lifespan and as newer & bigger aircraft come, elevators are modified. Its neither technically challenging nor commercially expensive to rebuild elevators.
by tsarkar
17 Jan 2019 12:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3716
Views: 792267

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

Hmmm, this sounds like the nose cone all over again. HAL certified the indigenous composite nose cone them the IAF says it won’t because it doesn’t match up to the TFTA ones on the gora imports so we ended waiting for the ones from Chobham. You've got your facts completely wrong here. HAL doesnt do...
by tsarkar
12 Jan 2019 01:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3882
Views: 545982

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Rakesh wrote:Shot on site: Stunning photo series captures Indian Army on the job
https://www.cntraveller.in/story/shot-s ... arachiwala

No COMPASS on any Rudra?
by tsarkar
12 Jan 2019 01:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3716
Views: 792267

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

MBDA will not talk to Elta I am not sure, but why does ELTA need to talk to MBDA? The ELTA radar will provide guidance to the LCA combat/weapon management system, like (target, bearing, velocity), The LCA combat management system will need to feed this information to the missile at launch over the ...
by tsarkar
11 Dec 2018 12:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1086
Views: 202699

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

NAS Shibpur at Diglipur in the Andamans would be shortly commissioned as INS Kohassa in January 2019 This is the third full fledged base after INS Baaz at Campbell Bay on Great Nicobar Island overlooking the Straits of Malacca and INS Utkrosh at Port Blair. Kohassa is the Grey Backed Sea Eagle Halia...
by tsarkar
02 Dec 2018 07:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1763
Views: 250037

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DtUdKXoWwAAw-IJ?format=jpg&name=orig This is important news. It specifically mentions Armoured Recovery Vehicles for Arjun ordered. This means IA is building up infrastructure for Arjun for induction in larger numbers, just like Airfields and Shelters were modernised ...
by tsarkar
08 Nov 2018 18:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1086
Views: 202699

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

barath_s wrote:but can you outrun a torpedo aimed at you?

Yes

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