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by tsarkar
14 Jun 2019 19:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 165
Views: 20766

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Meanwhile, Pappu left for UK on Tuesday 11th June to celebrate his 49th Birthday there.

https://theprint.in/politics/rahul-gand ... on/249967/
by tsarkar
14 Jun 2019 19:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 292111

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

The new missile order was for MiG-29UPG fleet that has completed its upgrade. The older 9.12 was enabled to fire R-27 & R-60 and post upgrade the new missiles were enabled and thereafter ordered. Ofcourse missiles procured for Su-30 & MiG-21 Bison can be used in the interim. The MD/SD/BD mis...
by tsarkar
13 Jun 2019 18:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 292111

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

tsarkar sir, the grapevine is the Agni1 booster did not reach the desired height and altitude so was terminated or ran out of steam and crashed. hence the hypersonic payload was not activated and fell into the sea. I hope we have some explosive attached that is triggered by water immersion to preve...
by tsarkar
13 Jun 2019 11:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 292111

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

The press release gives indication of how the test went. http://pib.nic.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1572701 All the mission objectives have been met. means test completely successful http://pib.nic.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1574035 The missile was successfully launched means the launch proce...
by tsarkar
13 Jun 2019 10:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1578
Views: 327449

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Why do you think we need the Turks to build us these ships when we are already building an aircraft carrier at that size and when the largest warship the Turks built was smaller? Am I missing something here? Why do we need the Turks as partners? It seems to me this is something we can build on our ...
by tsarkar
09 Jun 2019 00:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2463
Views: 291079

Re: Military Flight Safety

Chetak and Indranil - there was a point of time when the British would tropicalise their ships and aircraft by thorough testing in ME, India, Asia & Africa. With corporatizations, corners are cut. Atmospheric conditions in tropical countries like India are very different than Europe. It’s not a ...
by tsarkar
09 Jun 2019 00:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2463
Views: 291079

Re: Military Flight Safety

I think IAF should implement some sort of real time flight monitoring of all of their aircraft at the IAF headquarters in Delhi. Transponders fulfill this function. This year (or was it last) IAF released a detailed video of radar plot of precise coordination among multiple aircraft with varying sp...
by tsarkar
07 Jun 2019 17:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1578
Views: 327449

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Why do we actually need them, Tsarkar ji? The air wing of an aircraft carrier is a huge guzzler of fuel. Adding gas turbined escorts like destroyers and frigates and their ASW helicopters, the need for fuel is increased significantly. During my time (1996), INS Viraat + Air Wing + 3 escorts burnt R...
by tsarkar
07 Jun 2019 16:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1578
Views: 327449

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D8RmB0GUEAA6XzH.jpg
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D8RmB0RV4AARrSF.jpg

Very important step by Navy Chief in preventing sycophancy that was creeping into a professional organization.
by tsarkar
07 Jun 2019 15:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1578
Views: 327449

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

https://twitter.com/indiannavy/status/1135831434629771264 The P8i aircraft has a very powerful Synthetic Aperture Radar which shall be utilised during the SAR sweeps to locate the missing @IAF_MCC #AN32 This was news to me. I thought the US had removed the land SAR capabilities of the extremely powe...
by tsarkar
07 Jun 2019 15:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1578
Views: 327449

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

While Turkey had earlier supplied MKEK UBGL for Tavor rifles to India, they've become a fundamentalist nation under Recep Tayyip Erdoğan They've built a 16,500 ton tanker for Pakistan https://quwa.org/2018/04/12/pakistan-navy-fleet-tanker-completes-first-survey-in-the-indian-ocean/ The IN Fincantier...
by tsarkar
05 Jun 2019 00:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 292111

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Karan, that is wishful thinking on part of the development organisation as it pitched to get approval and more importantly funding for the program. In the corporate world, such statements are called “thought leadership” with the primary intention of getting funding :D NGARM would be a much more mano...
by tsarkar
05 Jun 2019 00:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3018
Views: 416074

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

Having a heavy load on a fighter is a bad idea increasing fatigue of a versatile multi role platform. Adding a booster to BrahMos or a longer range dedicated missile like Shourya or “tactical” Agni 4 is a much better option. The Russian Tochka missiles are used for similar outcomes quite economicall...
by tsarkar
04 Jun 2019 23:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3018
Views: 416074

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

Is it possible from Radar signature to differentiate between Regular Su-30MKI and Brahmosized Su-30MKI based on radars at the disposal of both western and eastern front adversaries No. The fuselage strengthening is internal with no external changes to the outer mould line. Also the 42 fighters with...
by tsarkar
04 Jun 2019 13:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 292111

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

IR sir, isn't one of the role envisioned for Bramhos NG as A2A AWACS killer? No. The control surfaces impart only enough manoeuvrability to take on ships that is insufficient for aircraft, even if the aircraft in a lumbering AWACS. Plus BrahMos has no ARM seeker. Better option is NGARM or Astra fit...
by tsarkar
04 Jun 2019 03:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 92627

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

The latest approach are for 3 south CMs to get together and fan south vs north division. Naidu will join this. In any other country, they would be tried for treason by now. Chill...let the three come up with a water sharing formula for Kaveri & Mullaperiyar :rotfl: such opportunistic alliances ...
by tsarkar
03 Jun 2019 14:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4820
Views: 642600

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Radio monitoring revealed that Abhinandan was being frantically warned by his ground control about the danger he was getting into. “Nandu, flow cold; Nandu, if you hear me, flow cold,” is how a desperate female controller called the unresponsive pilot in high-pitched screams.[9] Fully conscious, bu...
by tsarkar
31 May 2019 16:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 92627

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

Is Rajnath Singh a good choice or bad choice, as far as Defence procurement is concerned...? - I actually know nothing about him except Kadi Ninda jokes... For Defence Procurement, very bad. He is old school with zilch understanding of research or production or procurement and the Generals, Admiral...
by tsarkar
31 May 2019 12:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 292111

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Sumeet wrote:Any idea why ASRAAM was choosen over Python-5.

Vibrations issues came up while testing
by tsarkar
31 May 2019 12:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 292111

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Karan M wrote:ER is my most likely guess as the LCA will be disadvantaged otherwise despite an AESA radar.

Presently No 45 Sq has IN surplus Derby. As the Tejas numbers increase, new missiles need to be ordered. Logically they should be i-DerbyER.
by tsarkar
31 May 2019 12:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4045
Views: 623357

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

I believe manual folding has been there since inception that isnt much of an operational challenge in an Aircraft Carrier with large hanger & deck. The challenge is automatic folding that is a must on smaller frigates and corvettes where the rotor diameter may exceed beam of the ship making manu...
by tsarkar
30 May 2019 21:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA Tejas Mk1 Picture Thread
Replies: 75
Views: 17425

Re: LCA Tejas Mk1 picture thread

Reminds me of a jewel of a report. Tejas grounded in Bhopal, AAI officials remain mum . Indian Air Force's Tejas Fighter Grounded Due To Rain I have reminded on multiple occasions that particular aircraft at Bhopal (PV5/6) at that point of time did not have the all weather modifications retrofitted...
by tsarkar
28 May 2019 12:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 292111

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

What does QRSAM do differently than Akash?
by tsarkar
28 May 2019 12:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 292111

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

So Astra seeker is being retrofitted to Akash. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D7Why0zUYAEc8ca.jpg Note the satellite downlink on BrahMos launcher being used - most probably IN GSAT 7 or IAF 7A used to download data. There is a microwave link as well that is kept recessed. IA Brahmos covers the Jehadi s...
by tsarkar
20 May 2019 20:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 469653

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

The most accurate analysis of the West Bengal voter sentiment is carried here. Especially the vote transfer from CPM to BJP. Please read in full. Also note what Bengalis think of JLN & Gandhi family :D https://mumbaimirror.indiatimes.com/others/sunday-read/ram-navami-on-lenin-street/articleshow...
by tsarkar
20 May 2019 14:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 469653

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

The most accurate analysis of the West Bengal voter sentiment is carried here. Especially the vote transfer from CPM to BJP. Please read in full. Also note what Bengalis think of JLN & Gandhi family :D https://mumbaimirror.indiatimes.com/others/sunday-read/ram-navami-on-lenin-street/articleshow/...
by tsarkar
17 May 2019 18:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1578
Views: 327449

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

^^ No its the MF-STAR radar itself that is providing the datalink updates to the missile here. On top of MF-STAR is Integrated EW System http://www.bel-india.in/Products.aspx?M ... =1&link=65
by tsarkar
16 May 2019 15:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4045
Views: 623357

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

^^ I stand corrected - ex-IAF helicopters were transferred. However the maintenance issue doesn't gel with that fact that Mi-35 is still in production with recent sale to Pakistan. A lot of countries in the world use Mi-35 that has common subsystems with Mi-8/17 that is the most produced helicopter ...
by tsarkar
15 May 2019 19:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3832
Views: 692502

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Singha wrote:nobody is going to invade bangladesh

An intervention in Maldives was imminent some time back. Other Islands like Coco Islands may need amphibious landings.
by tsarkar
15 May 2019 19:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 469653

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

there are unlikely to be any muharram enthusiasts in yogi rally. https://www.indiatoday.in/mail-today/story/officials-anger-muslims-durga-puja-celebration-denied-birbhum-village-342918-2016-09-24 300 Hindu families unable to perform Durga puja in Bengal's Kanglapahari village after opposition by 25...
by tsarkar
15 May 2019 15:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3832
Views: 692502

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

they are of no use to us. useful for them in SCS. we need sleek fast ASW LPH ships of the Izumo class, not LPDs or san antonia class types. Please read up on the 1971 Cox Bazaar landings in Bangladesh to prevent Pakistanis from retreating to Burma. Also we regularly practice Amphibious landings in ...
by tsarkar
14 May 2019 18:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3809
Views: 526805

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Not everything is a manufacturing defect as how ordnance is stored affects its quality as well. Army storage facilities need to be assessed too - some of them are WW2 vintage. In many forward areas like during Kargil War, ammunition was stored in the open in the absence of UG bunkers that were requi...
by tsarkar
14 May 2019 18:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 469653

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Singha wrote:most certainly some of the pkg of 12 mirages were a2a configured upg models for organic escort with mica aams.

Yes, 6 were armed with SPICE of which 1 was not launched due to INS drift in parent aircraft. 1-2 had Crystal Maze. Atleast 4 were flying top cover with BVRAAMs. All had CCAAMs.
by tsarkar
14 May 2019 00:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4820
Views: 642600

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Some bits of chatter from a brass-heavy evening: The first draft of op Balakot dates back to 2001. It had been re-looked at and revised many times to incorporate new weapons sensors platforms intelligence and techniques as and when these became available. The IAF always keeps it’s contingency plans...
by tsarkar
14 May 2019 00:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 292111

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

This is what Wikipedia says about the radar on K-30: The TPS-830K radar of K30 is an X-band (8 to 12.5 GHz) surveillance and fire-control pulse-Doppler radar, specialized for use against low-flying aircraft. Its features include real-time early warning, multiple target detection, an integral L-band...
by tsarkar
13 May 2019 19:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 292111

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

I get really depressed by news of this kind, tech wise, these are low hanging fruits that are well within our capabilities. Very true. Take an AK-630 made by OFB and add a set of Iglas guided by Aslesha (search & track) and Atulya (fire control) and put it on a BMP-2/T-72 chassis. http://www.of...

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