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by tsarkar
19 Jul 2018 15:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3488
Views: 427008

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Most IAF Mi-17 have this cabin mounted MMG
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by tsarkar
19 Jul 2018 13:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3488
Views: 427008

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Why dont State Gov buy Dhruv Because Dhruv is not FAA and EASA certified. Exactly. GOI should make sure that HAL does a proper ToT of the civilian Dhruv to a private player and all state and national agencies buy Dhruv when they have to look into this category. ToT wont help in certification, that ...
by tsarkar
16 Jul 2018 00:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1829
Views: 354821

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

LCA cost more most likely because all the fixed costs are amortized into the 83 units. Ask HAL for 284 units and see the price fall!! For Project 17, 28 & 71, MDL, GRSE and CSL respectively were given modernisation packages for modular construction infrastructure including new Goliath cranes. T...
by tsarkar
15 Jul 2018 11:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1861
Views: 315848

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

Dear Abhibhushan Sir, It's always a pleasure reading your posts here. I had a humble request - if you could kindly post on what went wrong with the Marut program and why couldn't we evolve it further to build our R&D and manufacturing base. You were there from genesis to ultimate scrapping of th...
by tsarkar
12 Jul 2018 15:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3034
Views: 366427

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Is there any good write up on the Tulung La inciddent in 1975 where 4 RR soldiers were killed by the Chinese? Assam Rifles, not Rashtriya Rifles that was not in existence in the 70's https://www.wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/1975NEWDE14671_b.html Tulung La is where Dalai Lama crossed over from Tibet t...
by tsarkar
11 Jul 2018 16:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 826
Views: 106257

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

pankajs wrote:Do they have the IP for Scorpene or are they pitching a mod U-209? What do ya folks think?

Irrespective of whether they do or dont or are a front for French & Germans, this will be a great fingering of the Dragon on its supply to Pakistan.
by tsarkar
11 Jul 2018 16:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1829
Views: 354821

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

Means nothing for the squadron. They can't 'ride the cycle and pick up the spare part' from the ancillary unit so to speak. No it means a lot for the ancillary industries to have access to real world flying specimens so they can refine the components and sub-assemblies. "Military Industrial Co...
by tsarkar
09 Jul 2018 21:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1829
Views: 354821

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

Google aerial photo shows 3 such hangars... wonder what's the plan here, production? From the article above.... The new hangars that have come up can accommodate 40-60 Tejas fighters at any given point of time. Sulur also houses 5 BRD that could hypothetically take up refit work of Tejas in future....
by tsarkar
09 Jul 2018 20:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 942
Views: 83311

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Abdullah Yameen is a scoundrel and the popular support is with Mohamed Nasheed. Anyone visiting other Islands in the archipelago will find immense support for Nasheed there. Yameen has also Islamicized the country similar to Zia ul Haq to deflect his dictatorial taste for power. Many radicalized isl...
by tsarkar
06 Jul 2018 12:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2749
Views: 382266

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

WTF? 2 different types of AJTs now in IAF colours? Because the fantastic British inspired by the Russians are playing pricey for additional Hawk trainers. Just read the article - for some reason Basic Trainers are discussed. Does anyone know the status of HTT-40? Kindly reply in Indian Military Avi...
by tsarkar
06 Jul 2018 11:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2485
Views: 401251

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

The mig29k virus reached sinic shores Russia and Ukraine have profitably achieved universal disarmament :rotfl: The Russians actually chose the Su-33 over the MiG-29K the one time they competed in 1987 (yes the 29K is THAT old.) To add, the older MiG-29K, despite the same name, was much inferior to...
by tsarkar
05 Jul 2018 10:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 103
Views: 15793

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

A Kilo bested a USN LA class SSN in exercises not too long ago. Very bad example. In all exercises in boxed areas, DE submarines will win hands down. Australian and Swedish submarines and numerous other submarines operating on electric batteries have defeated nuclear submarines whose pumps must ope...
by tsarkar
05 Jul 2018 09:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kargil War Thread - VI
Replies: 1220
Views: 195022

Re: Kargil War Thread - VI

Indeed a grievous mistake on my part in not referring by his last rank, Air Commodore. Unfortunately not able to edit my post. While newer posts have the edit option, older posts dont. Needless to say, my respect for him and his service is as high as ever. His father and my grandfather were from the...
by tsarkar
04 Jul 2018 18:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 103
Views: 15793

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Austin wrote:when Scorpene comes in numbers T209 would be the first one to get decommisioned.

While I disagree with your post, lets have a gentleman's wager on what gets decommissioned first, Type 209 or Type 877. I leave the choice of drink to you, whether Whiskey or Beer.
by tsarkar
04 Jul 2018 15:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 103
Views: 15793

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Regarding T209 upgrade I heard it from horses mouth , out of the 4 half were non-operational hence the navy rushed to upgrade the kilos and wanted it done as quickly as possible. Also from Submariners in IN they said the Kilo beat the T209 most of the times in their internal duel. That is not corre...
by tsarkar
04 Jul 2018 13:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kargil War Thread - VI
Replies: 1220
Views: 195022

Re: Kargil War Thread - VI

Its a completely Pakistani narrative. I suppose there is value in that as far as it helps people in understanding that point of view. It highlights their national falsehoods that they were winning but something / someone else (US/Nawaz Sharif) took that away. Also on failure, the FCNA commander beg...
by tsarkar
04 Jul 2018 12:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kargil War Thread - VI
Replies: 1220
Views: 195022

Re: Kargil War Thread - VI

ArjunPandit wrote:Sir, May I request you to remove the personal information you are divulging

Group Captain Sen runs a very public blog from which the information has been quoted and has been interviewed by journalist Anantha Krishnan M on his blog as well.
by tsarkar
04 Jul 2018 12:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 103
Views: 15793

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

The type 209 upgrade were limited to few things On what basis do you make that statement? Type 209 received new sonars, upgraded CMS, new periscopes, EO systems & ESM systems. Type 877 too received new sonar (USHUS), upgraded CMS, DRDO Porpoise ESM. In what way was Type 209 upgrade less than Ty...
by tsarkar
03 Jul 2018 19:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kargil War Thread - VI
Replies: 1220
Views: 195022

Re: Kargil War Thread - VI

Finished reading the book since I got the link in the morning. Many editorial disasters, including notes to editor published and paragraphs being repeated. On multiple occasions, the myth of Pakistan being in a winning position occupying territory is perpetrated with the US forcing a retreat. The In...
by tsarkar
03 Jul 2018 14:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 103
Views: 15793

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Make in India to go to Russia? Government to take call on Rs 2,400-crore submarine plan By Manu Pubby https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/make-in-india-to-go-to-russia-government-to-take-call-on-rs-2400-crore-submarine-plan/articleshow/64834783.cms Paging Philip & Austin, this is ...
by tsarkar
03 Jul 2018 14:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kargil War Thread - VI
Replies: 1220
Views: 195022

Re: Kargil War Thread - VI

While it shares information from the Pakistani side, the narrative of history is selective - suppressing facts about Hindu majority Jammu and Buddhist majority Ladakh and the research is shoddy For example, from page 38 India’s enhanced military strength, together with men especially trained in snow...
by tsarkar
28 Jun 2018 09:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1861
Views: 315848

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

titash wrote:<< Cross-posting from the Su-30 thread >>

Please dont spam multiple threads posting the same thing. Military Flight Safety is a single thread to consolidate these discussions. Total 8 crashes until now.
by tsarkar
24 Jun 2018 00:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4137
Views: 602934

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2

Arihant is fitted with a combination of two sonar systems – Ushus and Panchendriya. Ushus is state-of-the-art sonar meant for Kilo Class submarines. Panchendriya is a unified submarine sonar and tactical control system, which includes all types of sonar (passive, surveillance, ranging, intercept an...
by tsarkar
22 Jun 2018 14:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4054
Views: 645632

Re: Small Arms Thread

From OFB chaiwala: a. The factories have to live with decade old equipment from lowest bidders and how they are still operating is a miracle. b. Every sort of outsourcing deal has to go to the lowest bidder who operates coolie gang to manually produce the shoddiest output The problem is systematic ...
by tsarkar
22 Jun 2018 14:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1829
Views: 354821

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

I think its the IAF chief who accepts the FOC. The IAF should have an equiv of the W&E Directorate. They probably.... CEMILAC, an independent DRDO agency certifies all military aircraft IOC & FOC, whether Indian or foreign, whether during induction or after mid life upgrades. https://www.dr...
by tsarkar
19 Jun 2018 21:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2230
Views: 341227

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Good Points, Supratik, the BJP wasted the mandate from Ladakh and Jammu by not promoting agenda from these regions while in Government and people from these regions are terribly upset. It is precisely a demographic colonisation by rapidly procreating Kashmiri Muslims. Ladakh is witnessing encroachme...
by tsarkar
14 Jun 2018 13:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1861
Views: 315848

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

I did not know that the Mig-27s could carry these. Good! Added in UPG upgrade The Sukhoi Su-30 has replaced its OFAB bomb load with more capable OFB 1000 lbs ones https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DfU8eWrVQAA83yh.jpg http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/IAF/Galleries/Weapons/ASM/1000lb+Bomb.jpg.html In that pho...
by tsarkar
14 Jun 2018 12:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2576
Views: 237944

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

In the sheer amount of sensors and the energy that is sent out through those sensors, PAKFA is second to none. On paper. As design specs. And as we discovered in the LCA Tejas Saga, there is huge gap between Design Specs in 1993 and Achieved Specs in IOC-1 in 2011, IOC-2 in 2013 & FOC in 2018. ...
by tsarkar
07 Jun 2018 00:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1829
Views: 354821

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

x post from the Navy thread Everyone keeps talking about foreign influence on Indian design, so let me point out an indelible Indian influence on foreign design. For LCA Navy, we went with a two seater design with the rear cockpit used for avionics & possibly additional fuel. The same design ele...
by tsarkar
07 Jun 2018 00:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 733104

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Everyone keeps talking about foreign influence on Indian design, so let me point out an indelible Indian influence on foreign design. For LCA Navy, we went with a two seater design with the rear cockpit used for avionics & possibly additional fuel. The same design element was used for MiG-29K an...
by tsarkar
07 Jun 2018 00:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 733104

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

^^ Indeed Sir!

Kavach Chaff launchers onboard INS Kulish
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And a beautiful photo of a partnership before CAATSA
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by tsarkar
04 Jun 2018 21:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 733104

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Aircraft Carrier Elevators can always be custom built. MacTaggart Scott built the old INS Vikrant elevators and more recently supplied for HMS Queen Elizabeth carriers. http://www.mactag.com/86_DefenceProducts.html http://www.mactag.com/cms/files/sdi_case_study.pdf One recent major contract was the ...
by tsarkar
04 Jun 2018 21:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 733104

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Filipov, corvettes are “green” water meaning littoral or coastal. Ze “brown” water which means rivers, basins and estuarine mouths. Blue water we all know to be open ocean vessels. The Saryu and Type 056 are green water vessels not brown, Comrade. Arent the waters of the Indian Ocean or Atlantic gr...
by tsarkar
01 Jun 2018 20:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4062
Views: 733403

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

jaysimha wrote:will post when i get it. It will be my pleasure to share.

Jaysimha - can you post the original PIB links of the hi-resolution photos?
by tsarkar
31 May 2018 23:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4062
Views: 733403

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Pratyush wrote:I see potential for MRSAM as well.as triple pulse missile.

What is a triple pulse missile?
by tsarkar
31 May 2018 23:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4062
Views: 733403

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

That missile is an AAM, not a SAM by any stretch of imagination. The IAF's quest for AAMs is scorching - SFDR, then Astra for Su-30, iDerby-ER for Tejas Mk1/A, Meteor & MICA for Rafale, MICA for Mirage 2000I and ASRAAM for Jaguar & possibly Hawk. Bit OT, is there any image/video of Ramjet AA...
by tsarkar
25 May 2018 18:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1829
Views: 354821

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

No. They will be Mk1As, with whatever inner changes planned, and whatever LRUs that are ready to go. The new ones will be phased in as and when they materialize. Yes, there will be some amount of "bolt it on where space is available" kind of integration for the new things, but that is OK....
by tsarkar
22 May 2018 13:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3488
Views: 427008

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

HAL keen to supply Navy with light utility helicopters. Well done HAL. Especially since none of the international contenders are naval helicopters. What are the crashworthy features of ALH that we often read about ? From Dhruv certification by CEMILAC https://www.drdo.gov.in/drdo/pub/techfocus/2010...
by tsarkar
22 May 2018 12:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4062
Views: 733403

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

I am bit confused about the bolded part. Isn't AKASH's guidance completely RF based, radar (obviously) and the new seeker both...? How does cold sky plays role in detection for AKASH...? Akash has CLOS guidance for the initial IAF and IA orders. For the next set of orders, where IA, also a Spyder u...

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