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by tsarkar
20 Jan 2018 15:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion
Replies: 1438
Views: 41184

Re: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion

http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=175716 http://164.100.117.97/WriteReadData/userfiles/image/VKD_2388HHFV.jpg The INAS 322 Guardian crest on left clearly indicates Dhruv deployed on Vikramaditya. No INAS 333 crest that operates Ka28. INAS 339 operates Ka-31
by tsarkar
18 Jan 2018 12:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3829
Views: 527137

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

INSV Tarini off South America shot by Chilean MPA. Photo Credit Chilean Navy https://flic.kr/p/23z5jsB Chilean MPA shot by INSV Tarini. Photo Credit Indian Navy https://flic.kr/p/22cEEGk PS - shot by camera and not MANPADS or AShM :D We're friendly navies. Phillip - Il-18 and family including Il-38 ...
by tsarkar
17 Jan 2018 20:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3225
Views: 402198

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Akshay Kapoor wrote:Was it that IAF is backing AMCA over FFGA ?

Not to steal IR's very well deserved thunder in all departments, but wasn't I the first to report that FGFA is dead as a dodo :D

Barring the possibility of Putin making a pitch to Modi similar to Yeltsin did to Vajpayee.
by tsarkar
17 Jan 2018 19:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3225
Views: 402198

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

From the above, presentation made by certain sections of the IAF to top officials of the defence ministry sprinkled with certain selective facts and figures. Seems to be the author's impression. His facts are themselves incorrect Tejas Mk1A will initially be equipped with jointly developed and prod...
by tsarkar
12 Jan 2018 22:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1311
Views: 137344

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

Get them to the Arjun deployed areas in the quantities required. As I mentioned earlier, the bridging and engineering suppport added to capex that now has been amortised over other systems. With that happening, the cost of Arjun induction has been brought down. So this actually will lead to more Ar...
by tsarkar
12 Jan 2018 22:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1311
Views: 137344

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

Kersi wrote:We may be still having some 0.303 gun ammunition...

The 0.303 ammo doesn't have to cross obstacles on its own unlike tanks and other vehicles.
by tsarkar
12 Jan 2018 15:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 2768
Views: 434605

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Gurus, just this query popped up in my mind. CIWS fire thousands of rounds, over sea this will not be a problem, but what if these guns are used in AD for airfields that are surrounded by local population, won't the people be in grave danger of being hit by the rounds? Gun and missile positions tak...
by tsarkar
12 Jan 2018 15:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 2768
Views: 434605

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

L70 Upgrade has been inducted by IA from BEL This is still not a closed loop system. A radar/EO sight tracking shells in addition to target is required to correct the laying. Something done on Phalanx, Goalkeeper and Elta 2221+AK-630 combo or Lynx FC + AK630 combo mounted on an automated turret for...
by tsarkar
12 Jan 2018 14:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Data Security: Keeping your bride in your best friend's house
Replies: 70
Views: 3320

Re: Indian Data Security: Keeping your bride in your best friend's house

What is worse is that we consider ourselves to be IT superpower. We're more like an IT mob. One cannot underestimate power of a mob, like the one that ravaged parts of Bombay last week. Two points from my side - 1. Data Relevancy - if I change jobs or change houses or open a new bank account, the o...
by tsarkar
12 Jan 2018 13:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1311
Views: 137344

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

All DRDO vehicle bridges nowadays are rated MLC-70. Some anti-Arjun people are still stuck with data from 20-year ago. No excuse Engineering Regiments have huge inventory of old bridges and it will take 30-40 years to replace them with MLC70 bridges. Having said that, the process has started since ...
by tsarkar
12 Jan 2018 13:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 2768
Views: 434605

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

^^^ Raises a question as to why an imported AD gun is required now? Looks like systems are in place to build an indigenous AD gun solution. Should be able to be mated with existing 23mm/40mm gun FC systems as an immediate upgrade path while a gun is being developed (or imported gun mated with this ...
by tsarkar
12 Jan 2018 12:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3829
Views: 527137

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Firstly, the largest Naval Dockyard where ships are refitted with 10,000 employees is at Bombay. Create and new dockyard and relocate 10,000 people and there will be no qualms. But having a dockyard in South Bombay and expecting employees and officers to stay elsewhere doesnt work practically, does ...
by tsarkar
12 Jan 2018 12:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion
Replies: 1438
Views: 41184

Re: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion

Indranil wrote:I think that Dhruv was on ferry duty for the CNS and the DM. Is it actually deployed on VikAd?


https://flic.kr/p/DKiTM6

INAS 322 is deploying on bases across India and ships. I took the mobile snap of it flying from INS Shikra.
by tsarkar
12 Jan 2018 10:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3829
Views: 527137

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

I understand that it is difficult steel type but not impossible , Jindal steel plant in Orissa has supplied such slab to Siemens Can you substantiate your statement that Jindal Orissa has supplied minesweeper grade steel to Siemens? so is SAIL capable of delivering nickel alloy steel. Does Nickel A...
by tsarkar
12 Jan 2018 08:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3829
Views: 527137

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

^ tsarkar sir, he is right. DRDO has produced a variety of steels, incl. non- magnetic steel for submarine use. This was along with one of the SAIL plants. Seems possible. And how do you come to the conclusion that submarine steel == minesweeper steel? Please read up on this matter. Whether submari...
by tsarkar
11 Jan 2018 14:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3133
Views: 317031

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

But can somebody ask major sahab, why he blames ALH for a boom failure? Indranil, the boom was part of the ALH airframe as it was bolted on it. As per International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea 1972 and earlier laws, even if a pole or ladder or net juts out of a ship and strikes ano...
by tsarkar
11 Jan 2018 13:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3829
Views: 527137

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

krishna_krishna wrote:we have enough steel technology in country to produce less magnetic steel than what is on that ship

And how did you come to that conclusion?
by tsarkar
10 Jan 2018 21:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3225
Views: 402198

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

It’s wasn’t a joint decision. It was IN’s decision alone. ADA chief at that time Balaji was deeply disappointed. Going by the logic stated by you above, Manohar Parrikar was either incompetent or influenced by Natashas to allow this unilateral decision and wasted existing investment of taxpayer's m...
by tsarkar
10 Jan 2018 20:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3829
Views: 527137

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Minesweepers have non magnetic hulls with extreme shock protection to protect them from surface & underwater explosions in close proximity. Very closely guarded technology. Requires a lot of expertise and know how to develop. A holier grail than super silent DE submarines. This is what a mineswe...
by tsarkar
10 Jan 2018 20:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 2844
Views: 176018

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

As MoD decides to make another 39 defence items non-core, allowing private sector to manufacture than under #MakeInIndia machinery worth Rs 93 crore will go idle, while more than 6,000 ordnance employees will need retraining to do something else | @writetake @TOIBengaluru https://pbs.twimg.com/medi...
by tsarkar
10 Jan 2018 19:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3225
Views: 402198

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

I don't think anybody likes the wing-body blending on LCA :D. Something makes it not sit pretty with my eyes either. If F-16s/F-15s/F-18s are the benchmark, then LCA's blending is pretty okay. But if the benchmark is Rafale/Mirage 2000/F-22 then there is lot left to be desired. We had discussed thi...
by tsarkar
08 Jan 2018 21:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1311
Views: 137344

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

^^ the biggest constraint of Arjun - logistics constraints due to weight - has been addressed. Because of new systems like Smerch, BrahMos, 155 mm artillery, etc, the Army has to get more powerful prime movers and MLC 70 class bridging equipment. Plus Arjun sub assemblies are more longer lasting tha...
by tsarkar
04 Jan 2018 15:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3146
Views: 234990

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

Singha sir pls read up on Indian army infantry history and tactics and visualise use of rockets and missiles in different terrain and circumstances. Infantry and armour joint ops are very crucial reading. You will see our infantry often protects armour flanks and in fact that is essential in an arm...
by tsarkar
03 Jan 2018 17:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3829
Views: 527137

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Weapon systems aren't upgraded that frequently meaning they don't just replace an old chip with a new chip every 18-months. Requires a lot of qualifications. You don't have batch upgrades but version upgrades, which may or may not be available (each has their own developmental timelines) when you w...
by tsarkar
02 Jan 2018 22:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3844
Views: 374278

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Is there any successful use of Tanks in mountain / hilly terrain since operation duck? I believe any half decent infantry with cheap wire guided ATGMs will be able to make minced meat of any armoured column in the mountains today. Yes, Chushul More recently Afghanistan https://www.stripes.com/news/...
by tsarkar
02 Jan 2018 22:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3844
Views: 374278

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

^^ Easy. You need mountains to build caves. The only tank action in the mountains was Zoji La (Chusul was a plateau). And those two engagements made IA a firm believer of light/medium tanks :D Sir forgot to ask you. Did you know the answer immediately or did you narrow it down to Chusul and Zozjila...
by tsarkar
02 Jan 2018 19:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3829
Views: 527137

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/ins-kalvari-laden-old-torpedoes/1/1110637.html Old torpedoes in new sub for Navy By Ajit K Dubey Is this classic DDM reporting?? "The integration of the torpedoes is still going on but the main weapon for Kalvari would only be the new heavyweight torpedo for ...
by tsarkar
02 Jan 2018 19:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3829
Views: 527137

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=SELU_blLV5g&feature=youtu.be INS Kalvari official video. Check out the bow sonar, flank array sonar & intercept sonar. More sonars than any submarine in IN. Note automatic classification of enemy ships graphically displayed based on their noise. Exocet firing at...
by tsarkar
02 Jan 2018 09:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3844
Views: 374278

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

^^ Easy. You need mountains to build caves. The only tank action in the mountains was Zoji La (Chusul was a plateau).

And those two engagements made IA a firm believer of light/medium tanks :D
by tsarkar
29 Dec 2017 20:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 3736
Views: 576773

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Is it anybody's argument that the missile exhaust/gunfire gasses are not highly turbulent and if ingested by the engine, it is this turbulent and highly disturbed airflow that is going to affect the engine much more than the content of the missile exhaust smoke/gunfire gas per se?? . Don't know if ...
by tsarkar
29 Dec 2017 18:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tactics & military craft
Replies: 221
Views: 11728

Re: Tactics & military craft

COIN lessons. One's planning can never be too detailed. Check out resettlement in distant states, sources & assets, sniper action and saving money for legal defence. https://theprint.in/2017/12/29/remembering-kps-gill-superior-cop-saved-punjab-india/ Gill was never armed with more than his swagg...
by tsarkar
29 Dec 2017 10:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3829
Views: 527137

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

So there is no use for the HDW line which built the Shishumar class boats? ^^ Being used to maintain & refit existing submarines. The equipment is 30 years old and technology has evolved. We had licenses for two additional submarines that we should have built in the 2000's when economy improved...
by tsarkar
28 Dec 2017 13:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3829
Views: 527137

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

What is most puzzling is we had access to U-209 blue print (which is considered one of best post cold war diesel submarine designs) and could have continued building it and improving on it. Poor financial condition of India in the 90's and blacklisting of HDW "products" that made it untou...
by tsarkar
28 Dec 2017 13:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 2768
Views: 434605

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

China has access to a Brahmos type missile (C-302). Can the Barak-8 intercept it? There are supersonic targets against which naval SAM's are tested. Check the flight profile and timelines of the below target. It flies faster than BrahMos. And missiles like Standard and Barak-8 have intercepted such...
by tsarkar
28 Dec 2017 13:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 2768
Views: 434605

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

yes.... the system apparently had a "screen-saver mode" enabled in a war zone, wherein it saves energy <face palm> The issue was squarely put on the chap who slept at the wheel and not on a system that did not have an alerting backup mechanism to wake up Lootenent Pop-eye, when inside a g...
by tsarkar
26 Dec 2017 18:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 2768
Views: 434605

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

I believe israel has not invested in any Barak1-mk2 to tackle supersonic targets... I agree with you Barak-1 cannot handle supersonic missiles in fact it is not designed for it (it has very low terminal velocity makes it hard to intercept maneuvering supersonic SAM). :shock: http://www.rafael.co.il...
by tsarkar
26 Dec 2017 18:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3225
Views: 402198

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Currently there are two lines with 8/yr each. Once Tejas reaches 16 a year, the IAF will be left with no choice but to induct it to make up for numbers. Trump wants US jobs and SE fighter will go the same way as MMRCA. Gripen will go PAKFA way - Indian money for Swedes with zero gains. IAF pilots h...
by tsarkar
26 Dec 2017 17:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3225
Views: 402198

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

^^ The report is very unconvincing. It misses 20 FOC orders. It also mentions Elta 2052 radar when the radar RFP winner is yet to be announced and Thales et al coming up with their own AESA radar proposal for Tejas.
by tsarkar
21 Dec 2017 21:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 3556
Views: 242627

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Many members question whether foreign systems purchased are adequately tested in India. One vague fact I knew was that the Sea Harrier under development was sent to India during monsoons in July 1972 where it logged 20 odds sorties in two days and people remembered those trials for the aircraft's st...
by tsarkar
21 Dec 2017 19:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3829
Views: 527137

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

I wont even put up the specific redacted images from the data leak. It will give everyone severe depression and anger issues. Its a data breach of completely bizarre proportions. Radiated noise at specific speeds, detailed technical manuals of each and every weapons sensor system, list goes on and ...

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