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by tsarkar
24 Feb 2018 02:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 41
Views: 2082

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode II

Just like the old MMRCA bought time for Tejas Mk1 to mature and enter squadron service.

Just like the artillery RFP bought time for Dhanush & ATAGS to develop.

Inshallah the only expectation I have from MMRCA sequel is that it buys enough time for Tejas Mk2 development.
by tsarkar
21 Feb 2018 20:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 656
Views: 38658

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

the arab incursions into sindh...then takeover of kandahar and sindh...then guj and rajputana...then punjab and delhi....is a good case study when you lose military control of your near frontiers and border tracts through disunity and confusion and complacency regarding the threat potential. once c...
by tsarkar
21 Feb 2018 13:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The IAF History Thread
Replies: 1015
Views: 137037

Re: The IAF History Thread

Nice blog: https://marutfans.wordpress.com/ From history, the good and the bad in equal doses https://marutfans.wordpress.com/2016/05/14/you-dont-mess-with-shuks/#more-3387 The lower portion of the outer pylon has been ripped clean along with the T-10 launcher.The best way to describe it – it was t...
by tsarkar
21 Feb 2018 12:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas: News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 167
Views: 28467

Re: Tejas: News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

I am wondering if the Mk1A should be armed with the DEFA 30mm cannon instead of the 23mm Gsh. The lower weight of gun and ammunition + greater number of rounds is the reason GSh-23 was selected. GSh-23 and ammo is manufactured at OFB since the days of MiG-21 manufacture. Even Chinese chose GSh-23 f...
by tsarkar
19 Feb 2018 18:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas: News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 167
Views: 28467

Re: Tejas: News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

I had initially heard that Mk1A prototypes will be modified LSPs to save time. But I don't see that happening. If they are going to change the layout inside the fuselage and make structures lighter, I can't see how modifying an LSP will be easier. Mk1A will have - 1. Systems Upgrade like Radar &...
by tsarkar
18 Feb 2018 02:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4030
Views: 569602

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

An Alternative Plan For P-75I, India’s Submarine Construction Program....A good article. I love the idea. Would love to see others comments on this. Except for the small fact that we really didn't learn anything building Kalvari, so don't have the know how and know why to build a Super Kalvari. Nuc...
by tsarkar
16 Feb 2018 16:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1305
Views: 211075

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

Acquired from scrap, restored Dakota to join IAF fleet in March. The aircraft is a gift from Rajya Sabha MP Rajeev Chandrasekar to the India Air Force, and at a function held here today, the Bengaluru lawmaker ceremonially handed over the papers and deeds to Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa. This gentl...
by tsarkar
16 Feb 2018 16:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 2998
Views: 334602

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Hindu majority Jammu and Buddhist majority Ladakh arent disputed territory. Yet Pakistan cross border firing is directed at Jammu and not Muslim districts of Kashmir. This is a clear declaration of war - like Pearl Harbour. Muslim Kashmiris have ZERO rights over Jammu & Ladakh. Infact the BJP is...
by tsarkar
16 Feb 2018 15:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2245
Views: 172282

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/964078042120417280 --> Pulling out of the FGFA project with Russia would not be a wise choice in my opinion. Especially given that $295 million has already been spent on it and HAL Aircraft Manufacturing Division, Nasik has the pre-adaptation necessary to build t...
by tsarkar
16 Feb 2018 15:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2245
Views: 172282

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

Maturity of an aircraft is more of a question of squadron service This sounds like a restaurant cook serving half cooked/uncooked raw food to patrons and asking them to either eat raw or complete cooking it themselves in the dining table. Which is what we had to do for Su-30MKI, MiG-29K and T-90S t...
by tsarkar
16 Feb 2018 15:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 1971
Views: 200458

Re: Military Flight Safety

These microlights are used by NCC Air Wing. May the pilots rest in peace.
by tsarkar
16 Feb 2018 10:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3820
Views: 576681

Re: Small Arms Thread

Saar, I just posted the twitter link :) Rakesh, that looks like a dude visiting his brother/friend in a forward area and putting on his gear to look cool. The haircut is against regulations and it's doubtful stylists are available in forward areas to give that haircut. Tattoos too are against regul...
by tsarkar
13 Feb 2018 23:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3820
Views: 576681

Re: Small Arms Thread

Rakesh wrote:An Indian Navy Marine Commando (MARCOs) somewhere in Kashmir

Tattoos are not allowed in Indian Armed Forces. Same goes for the filmy haircut.
by tsarkar
10 Feb 2018 19:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1305
Views: 211075

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

Come on Tsarkar sir! Human inclination and sophistication of honeytrap aside, when you are taking pictures of classified files that you should not have access to and sending it across, you know what you are doing. He has brought shame to his family, force, and nation. Of course, his actions are tre...
by tsarkar
10 Feb 2018 12:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1305
Views: 211075

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

While everyone love salicious gossip, honeytraps are far more complex. It may be your wife or sister or daughter's friend asking what you do for a living or son's friend saying F-16 radar better than Tejas and the trapped person blurting out the real range and features to correct the other. Similarl...
by tsarkar
08 Feb 2018 21:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 463370

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

^^ Jay, as per information shared by journalist M Anantha Krishna, who was ex Public Relationship Officer at HAL, the newest line of 8 is not the Hawk Line, but another greenfield project supposed to come up at Doddanekundi across Old Airport Road where the HAL New Management Academy is. The area in...
by tsarkar
08 Feb 2018 15:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3107
Views: 506065

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Prithvi will be retired. Prithvi II is here to stay. Cheapest way to hit something 350 kms away. From 2009, original Deccan Chronicle Link no longer working https://forums.bharat-rakshak.com/viewtopic.php?t=5077&start=320#p631276 The Hyderabad-based Bharat Dynamics Ltd (BDL) — manufacturer of P...
by tsarkar
08 Feb 2018 14:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 463370

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Indranil, Bear with me. So HAL has the initial 8 planes line of which 5 are working. Then they have this 1/2 a line which can handle 3/year. They have been funded Rs. 1300 crores for the second line of 8/year. Any possibility of the remaining 3 in the original line being brought up to speed? So HAL...
by tsarkar
08 Feb 2018 13:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 3797
Views: 277835

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Sov. era AN-32s never had an major accidents,barring two AN-32s which disappered somewhere in the Arabian Sea on their delivery run from Russia which may have collided with each othe,and another more recent;ly which disappeared in the Bay of Bengal en route to the ANC Aren't the first and second pa...
by tsarkar
08 Feb 2018 13:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3999
Views: 403812

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

FWIW, here are the projected orders for ATAGS https://flic.kr/p/WKVVDw And BrahMos, Pinaka, Akash, Astra, Dhruv and Tejas all are following the limited series production model. For Dhruv, the definitive MkIII model was evolved and ordered. Yes, there is hope. But why this long and winded process fo...
by tsarkar
08 Feb 2018 13:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3999
Views: 403812

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

https://www.telegraphindia.com/1160908/jsp/nation/story_107004.jsp From the same link, Each operational commander, designated as competent financial authority, will have two ceilings for the amount of funds he can spend at a time: one defined by consultation with an internal/integrated financial au...
by tsarkar
07 Feb 2018 13:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 463370

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Folks, ToI has again published one of those junk articles on the Tejas. Let’s hammer them down wherever it pops up (in comments, editorial, forums, emails, upper management, GoI/MoD etc). Name and shame the unnamed “senior IAF official” being quoted in that article. I left the following comment at ...
by tsarkar
07 Feb 2018 11:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3999
Views: 403812

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

What a dismal order -30 guns by two manufacturers? Give a microscopic order yet expect quality as from a large world class line!! Don't be surprised if the end user doesn't place an order for the next lot of piecemeal 40 units until unless desired additions/improvements (autoloading, weight reducti...
by tsarkar
05 Feb 2018 18:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 176
Views: 33571

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

So it seems the JF-17 made “landmark” BVR test today. Which meant they had lied about the the Blunder having any BVR capability in the previous decade since induction. Good find. The banner behind clearly says qualification. The Tejas passed this stage in 2007. Why is China continuing to develop th...
by tsarkar
03 Feb 2018 19:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 463370

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

The good part is the two seaters are Prototype Vehicles but still there is ample confidence to fly dignitaries. Obviously the US chap is soaking up its capabilities and any minute gaps will be bloated into their F-16/F/A-18 proposals. It wasn't a good idea to fly USAF chap.
by tsarkar
02 Feb 2018 20:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1305
Views: 211075

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

LoL ; fish on Fridays is hardly any tradition Indians ate fish long before that ; such comparisons are highly superficial and in fact irelevant . I don’t expect any logical response to St. George’s Cross nonsense for none exists :) I had given a detailed explanation in 2014 and earlier on this same...
by tsarkar
02 Feb 2018 19:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4030
Views: 569602

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Didnt we intercept call between Musharraf (in China) & his Corps Commander during Kargil? It was broadcast on all major channels.
by tsarkar
02 Feb 2018 14:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3271
Views: 348776

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

^^ Radar is overkill for a ground attack helicopter. An EO sight is good enough. A hell lot of effort goes in developing clutter rejection at low level. A Thermal Imager is good enough.
by tsarkar
02 Feb 2018 14:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3271
Views: 348776

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

why hasn't an operational squadron been raised to help with IOC to FOC journey which was done for the Tejas. Operational Squadron do not help from IOC to FOC journey. No 45 Squadron job is to develop A2A & A2G Standard Operating Procedures, train other pilots as new planes come online, and give...
by tsarkar
29 Jan 2018 22:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 463370

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

What are the expected outcomes of this? 9G flight compliance? increase in AoA? STR? https://www.livefistdefence.com/2013/12/what-itll-take-for-indias-tejas-to-be.html 1. Expand flight envelope to -3.5 to 8G (Currently -2 to 6G). 2. 24° angle of attack (Currently 22°). 3. In-flight refuelling capabi...
by tsarkar
29 Jan 2018 16:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 463370

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

ashishvikas wrote:NAL has also completed control law modifications for the FOC version of the Tejas Mk-1
https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/957925645308215297

Now that the full flight envelope of Tejas has been developed, once testing is complete, operationalizing will pick up pace.
by tsarkar
29 Jan 2018 16:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 463370

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

^ You missed the point completely and now are presenting facts which are tangential to the topic My point is crystal clear. It makes a case for replacing an engine of poor reliability with a more reliable one. Hope you're able to comprehend. we have had issues with absorbing technology to produce a...
by tsarkar
29 Jan 2018 14:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 463370

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Engine maintenance only happens less frequently there are other sub systems that are to be overhauled or replaced more frequently ; claiming that AL-31FP engine has lesser MTBF figure than say a GE F414 and hence is not maintenance friendly is akin to saying that Maruti engines are not maintenance ...
by tsarkar
29 Jan 2018 13:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 3797
Views: 277835

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Wrong thread Austin..? Hmm no , Something IAF can look at as it operates Python-4/5 , This seems to be a bigger missile compared to P-4/5 but also has mutimode guidace AESA/IIR , Likely it will have anti-BVR missile capability Only on the Spyder ground based system. No A2A application. It was trial...
by tsarkar
28 Jan 2018 09:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 463370

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

^^ First pilot is wearing TACDE FSL patch while the second is wearing FCL patch, so they're crème de la crème AHQ provided to the squadron. They will develop, prove and publish Standard Operating Procedures for A2G and A2A for Tejas in IAF service. Good thing about Tejas is that it speaks for itself...
by tsarkar
27 Jan 2018 19:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 3797
Views: 277835

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

^^ Our pilots are making more long ranged sorties, and for those fighters operating from hinterland bases will need a tanker line close to border to tank up before ingress & egress into enemy territory where low level flight is more fuel consuming. So dedicated tankers are a necessity. And many ...
by tsarkar
27 Jan 2018 19:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3271
Views: 348776

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

There was this question asked whether boom can support 3 soldiers as a SOP. It can - since 2003
http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/IAF/Galle ... e.jpg.html
by tsarkar
27 Jan 2018 19:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 463370

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

So LCA Tejas is already more Maintenance friendly than anything else IAF have got. Yes, GE F-404IN20 is far superior to Al-31FP or M53 engines as is the Elta 2032 radar, the key subsystems. There is extensive inbuilt BIT unlike the retrofit we tried on Su-30. The unmatched strike capability comes f...
by tsarkar
27 Jan 2018 19:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 463370

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

http://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/2018/jan/27/intelligent-tejas-does-the-talking-pilots--engineers-are-not-complaining-1764203.html BENGALURU: Close to one-and-a-half-years after the first Light Combat Aircraft Tejas joined the Indian Air Force (IAF) fleet officially, the No 45 Sqn Flying Dagge...
by tsarkar
27 Jan 2018 18:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 463370

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

I wish the discussion had focussed on: - what is involved in inducting a new platform? - what has IAF's experience been inducting Tejas vs other aircraft? - how does a new airframe join the squadron? - what is the process of creating a syllabus to operationalize a new pilot? - how did these pilots ...

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