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by Avarachan
09 Dec 2017 12:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 2845
Views: 274983

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

By getting to production. Recall both deejay and shiv emphasize the urgency. Also note the fact that we were going into endless loop of RFP getting cancelled after demonstration from all the vendors close to a decade , All one needed was some complains and AK/MOD cancel the RPF after demonstration ...
by Avarachan
09 Dec 2017 11:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 2845
Views: 274983

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

If I were to have my way: 1. I would change this order for 226Ts from the present IA/IAF to IN's requirement for 111 NUHs. The Ka-226 are more ideal for the Navy than the LUH. It has higher payload carrying capability at sea level. It has two engines which are better for sea operations. It has a sm...
by Avarachan
15 Nov 2017 12:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2228
Views: 266645

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

^^ Nonetheless, in my opinion, there's no need for the IAF to be nasty ... This gratuitous condescension damages morale and hurts India's image internationally. Also, Prime Minister Modi handled the sacking of Dr. Avinash Chander badly. That wasn't the way to treat a senior DRDO scientist.
by Avarachan
15 Nov 2017 12:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2228
Views: 266645

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

I have one request. When you write the article(s), be mindful of the organizations you are writing about. It's the Indian Armed Forces. Probably , the most respected organizations in the country. Organizations whose men and women lie down their limbs and life for the country on a regular basis. I w...
by Avarachan
15 Nov 2017 08:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2228
Views: 266645

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Arunachalam and Rajiv Gandhi put the LCA program at the feet of US and it got kicked hard. When the LCA was conceptualized the whole game was to align with US aircraft industry and the program got hit by sanctions, delays, technology denial etc. The RLG, unstable aerodynamics, flight control laws, ...
by Avarachan
09 Nov 2017 05:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 9700
Views: 467999

Re: Levant crisis - III

Strange thing is that in YooEss there are all these claimed-PTSD cases where someone stores of AR15s, then one day goes postal. How come we don't hear of such in KSA and Qatar I wonder. Is it so much harder to get weapons to keep at home? Royal Bodyguards don't have anyone like this? I recommend re...
by Avarachan
07 Nov 2017 07:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 792
Views: 53609

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

https://journal-neo.org/2017/10/29/usa-military-force-projection-semper-paratus/ Incredible as it may seem, for the world’s largest and most formidable Navy, a decision was made during the Bush-Cheney Administration when Don Rumsfeld was Secretary of Defense to “save money” by scrapping the traditio...
by Avarachan
29 Oct 2017 07:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Russia: News/Analysis/Discussion
Replies: 14
Views: 708

Re: Russia: News/Analysis/Discussion

http://cluborlov.blogspot.com/2017/10/putin-to-western-elites-you-flunked.html By far the most popular article I ever published on this blog was titled Putin to Western Elites: Play-time is Over. It came out almost exactly three years ago, after that year’s Valdai Club conference, and was based on t...
by Avarachan
21 Oct 2017 05:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News and Discussion
Replies: 2951
Views: 319150

Re: International Naval News and Discussion

https://www.defensenews.com/naval/2017/10/20/all-of-germanys-submarines-are-currently-down/ The German Navy’s six-strong fleet of submarines is completely out of commission after the only operational sub had an accident off the coast of Norway on Sunday .... The submarine joins three ships already b...
by Avarachan
17 Oct 2017 06:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2228
Views: 266645

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

As Arun_S warned, because of an AESA radar's high bandwidth, it is virtually impossible to ensure that the radar is not communicating with unauthorized third-party nodes. Due to the risk, a foreign AESA should not be used, if at all possible.
by Avarachan
17 Oct 2017 06:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2228
Views: 266645

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

The Israeli offer being stopped at the final hurdle indicates the MOD/IAF found their conditions (not just the LCA but give us Jaguar orders and this and that) onerous. A 80 unit radar order is not peanuts. Its easily in the order of $300 Million plus, given integration costs and all sorts of assor...
by Avarachan
17 Oct 2017 05:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2228
Views: 266645

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Also when is Uttam supposed to be ready for testing? And then when will it be ready for IOC? You estimate 2 years. Do we have hard commitments from LRDE? I think GoI is stalling to allow time for Uttam to become ready. An accurate estimate of the timeline for a strategic program is sensitive inform...
by Avarachan
07 Oct 2017 07:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News and Discussion
Replies: 2951
Views: 319150

Re: International Naval News and Discussion

http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/14648/this-video-about-the-navys-decaying-shipyards-makes-its-355-ships-goal-seem-laughable According to the Government Accountability Office, the [U.S.] Navy's fleet dreams far outmatch their investments in the critical but unglamorous infrastructure needed to s...
by Avarachan
04 Oct 2017 12:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 853
Views: 93300

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Is this guy threatening or pushing for the deals? Sen. Presslar presented it as a regrettable statement of the facts. Regardless of his actual sincerity, anyone who knows the USA understands that American foreign policy is built on threats and bullying. Here are his exact words: https://www.outlook...
by Avarachan
12 Aug 2017 03:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: Forty Years Since
Replies: 471
Views: 24087

Re: 1965 India Pakistan War: Forty Years Since

I think the Soviets are innocent ... The Anglo-Americans didn't need the Soviets' help to murder the Prime Minister. (As is well known, the US-UK had many Indian assets.) Involving the Soviets would endanger the operation ... With covert operations, it's not wise to involve more people than absolute...
by Avarachan
10 Aug 2017 07:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: Forty Years Since
Replies: 471
Views: 24087

Re: 1965 India Pakistan War: Forty Years Since

I always wondered about the timing of the 1965 war. According to Sidney Griffin in Crisis Games, the war eas gamed to begin in September 1966. The book foreward says book is based on a classified version of the game. We know Philip Talbot was working on his book on the War that changed the Indian s...
by Avarachan
10 Aug 2017 07:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: International Nuclear Watch & Discussion
Replies: 1339
Views: 67059

Re: International Nuclear Watch & Discussion

This is an interesting, long article regarding the gutting of the U.S. Department of Energy (which handles both nuclear energy and the development of nuclear weapons). I recommend taking the reporter's pronouncements with a pinch of salt, but he's definitely on to something. https://www.vanityfair.c...
by Avarachan
30 Jul 2017 14:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Main Site Feedback
Replies: 462
Views: 51299

Re: BR Main Site Feedback

We simply must decide whether these forums are general chatrooms or a place for addition of value. I accept that this may put a huge burden on mods, but that is a weak excuse. The highest quality sites either do not allow in everyone or there is tight moderation. Or let it be free for all and let f...
by Avarachan
15 Jul 2017 05:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-Israel: News and Discussion
Replies: 2468
Views: 187103

Re: Indo-Israel: News and Discussion

It is true that Israel has helped India militarily. (Its assistance was particularly valuable in the Kargil War.) It is also true that Israel is deeply involved in the global drug trade (including that in India, using certain Russian Jews in Goa as middlemen.) I notice that many BRF members are exci...
by Avarachan
20 Jun 2017 23:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 616362

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

The single engine fighter rfp is such a waste of national resources - no meaningful ToT is expected - refer the Javelin proposal posted earlier. In my opinion, production of Mk1 FOC should be expedited to 24-30 a year on a war footing, including setting up a new line elsewhere if HAL Bangalore lack...
by Avarachan
20 Jun 2017 23:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 616362

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

India's MoD is neither stupid nor treasonous. The French offered to transfer the Mirage 2000 line to India to kill off the Tejas. The MoD wisely rejected that offer. Instead, India ordered more Su-30 MKI's as a capability boost. Sorry to come in late on this Sir, but why do you think so? Why would ...
by Avarachan
20 Jun 2017 01:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 616362

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

India's MoD is neither stupid nor treasonous. The French offered to transfer the Mirage 2000 line to India to kill off the Tejas. The MoD wisely rejected that offer. Instead, India ordered more Su-30 MKI's as a capability boost. I definitely want a source for the IQ level of the MOD Dorks! I mean B...
by Avarachan
19 Jun 2017 22:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 616362

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

As a side note, I think one of the biggest acts of treason against independent India was committed by the two MoD Babus who refused to allow the purchase of 126 M2K-5 as a follow-on order. India's MoD is neither stupid nor treasonous. The French offered to transfer the Mirage 2000 line to India to ...
by Avarachan
14 Jun 2017 21:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 680
Views: 65335

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

I agree that Germany/France/Italy/etc will take revenge on Britain for engineering WWI and similar machinations over the centuries. Because the British refused to repent of their crimes, karma is catching up to them. I've said this before, and I'll say it again. If the UK's economy shrinks significa...
by Avarachan
14 Jun 2017 09:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 680
Views: 65335

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-40227270 Prime ministers, in a more understated manner, have also come to believe in British exceptionalism, the idea that Westminster is the mother parliament, and that the UK has a governing model and liberal values that set the global standard for others to...
by Avarachan
14 Jun 2017 07:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian weapons and military technology
Replies: 1033
Views: 95956

Re: Russian weapons and military technology

https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2017/06/11/koalitsiya-sv-sniper-howitzer-enter-service-with-russian-army.html According to Rossiyskaya Gazeta, a Russian government daily newspaper, the 2S35 Koalitsiya-SV new 152mm self-propelled gun (SPG) will enter service with the Russian Army before 2020. ...
by Avarachan
14 Jun 2017 06:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian weapons and military technology
Replies: 1033
Views: 95956

Re: Russian weapons and military technology

An excellent source of information on new Russian weapons is Andrei Akulov. He's a retired Russian colonel who writes for "Strategic Culture." https://www.strategic-culture.org/authors/andrei-akulov.html This is his April 2017 article on new Russian hypersonic weapons. https://www.strategi...
by Avarachan
13 Jun 2017 10:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 680
Views: 65335

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Good article regarding the future of Brexit. I recommend reading the whole thing. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-06-11/how-do-you-your-brexit-morning-hard-soft-smooth-english-or-late As Reuters' Alastair Macdonald reports, Theresa May's insistence on starting Brexit negotiations next Monday is q...
by Avarachan
12 Jun 2017 08:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: R.I.P. Shri K.P.S. Gill, 1935-2017
Replies: 46
Views: 3375

Re: R.I.P. Shri K.P.S. Gill, 1935-2017

K.P.S. Gill was a hard man. Nonetheless, he saved Punjab and India itself from murderers and rapists. In this, he was a patriot and true hero.

May God have mercy on his soul and grant him eternal bliss. My condolences to his friends, family, and colleagues.
by Avarachan
12 Jun 2017 08:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: R.I.P. Shri K.P.S. Gill, 1935-2017
Replies: 46
Views: 3375

Re: R.I.P. Shri K.P.S. Gill, 1935-2017

To understand the Khalistani menace, the best book to read is K.P.S. Gill's work, "The Knights of Falsehood." It's available free of charge online as an e-book. http://www.satp.org/satporgtp/publication/nightsoffalsehood/index.html For ten long years, Punjab was tormented by a virulent cam...
by Avarachan
09 Jun 2017 04:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions (YEMEN, gulf)
Replies: 4734
Views: 119426

Re: West Asia News and Discussions (YEMEN, gulf)

Great find Avarachan. Anyway to obtain the full article? I put the link to the article in my original post. Here it is again: http://www.engdahl.oilgeopolitics.net/History/Oil_and_the_Origins_of_World_W/oil_and_the_origins_of_world_w.HTM Beyond that, one should purchase his book, "A Century of...
by Avarachan
08 Jun 2017 07:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions (YEMEN, gulf)
Replies: 4734
Views: 119426

Re: West Asia News and Discussions (YEMEN, gulf)

The situation in the Persian Gulf today reminds me of Europe before WWI. WWI was engineered by the British to maintain the dominance of the British Empire. I recommend studying the Berlin-Baghdad Railway. It would have enabled Germany to obtain oil without threat from the British Navy. I also recomm...
by Avarachan
07 Jun 2017 09:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions (YEMEN, gulf)
Replies: 4734
Views: 119426

Re: West Asia News and Discussions (YEMEN, gulf)

I don't know how accurate this is--I am skeptical of the claim regarding Qatar's economic collapse--but other aspects are interesting. https://syrianperspective.com/2017/06/whats-behind-the-qatari-maneuver-its-gas-my-boy-gas-deraa-alqaeda-devastated-as-syrian-army-reinforcements-arrive-to-kick-them-...
by Avarachan
07 Jun 2017 07:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 2225
Views: 346448

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions-May 2017

The QR-SAM reminds me somewhat of the NASAMS 2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NASAMS_2 A complete NASAMS 2 battery consists of 12 missile launchers (LCHR) (each one carrying six AIM-120 AMRAAM missiles), eight radars (AN/MPQ-64 F1 Improved Sentinel X band 3D radar), one fire control centre (CTOC), o...
by Avarachan
03 Jun 2017 09:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 4771
Views: 361922

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

^^ Also, if imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, it's noteworthy that the latest version of the U.S.'s Virginia-class submarines (Block V, built from 2019 onwards) will have 4 more Virginia Payload Tubes than previous versions. Block V of the Virginia class is very clearly drawing inspiratio...
by Avarachan
03 Jun 2017 06:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 4771
Views: 361922

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

The message by Modi is classic Indian, praise the hosts. Putin's speech in turn smells of narcissism, lookie what we did for you, we rock. Sadly, if this attitude continues, India-Russian ties will continue to deteriorate, because India is seen by Russia as a captive market for Russian weapons, and...
by Avarachan
01 Jun 2017 07:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 1679
Views: 241600

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Every Chinaman and woman should be considered a spy/agent for the PRC. This is indeed a very important point. When the British/French/Dutch/Portuguese were colonizing, every sailor and every trader soaked up intelligence - whether political, military or economic. They used the political intelligenc...
by Avarachan
09 Mar 2017 10:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4318
Views: 193177

Re: Deterrence

IUCNA was important., all the shitty-bitty/emptyPT/yenyessJi 3-4 letter word treaties had curtailed our economic growth and made us dependent on oil. The dolt nehru dynasty did not realize that cheap energy is basis for a civilization. Any civilization. They forgot the story of agni or prometheus. ...

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