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by Avarachan
17 Oct 2017 06:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 774
Views: 112402

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: 774
Views: 112402

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: 774
Views: 112402

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: 2915
Views: 306437

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: 557
Views: 57326

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: 466
Views: 21597

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: 466
Views: 21597

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: 1338
Views: 64413

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: 46874

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: 2461
Views: 180177

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: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 601215

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: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 601215

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: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 601215

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: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 601215

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: 430
Views: 40377

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: 430
Views: 40377

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: 973
Views: 83193

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: 973
Views: 83193

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: 430
Views: 40377

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: 3009

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: 3009

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: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions (YEMEN, gulf)
Replies: 4734
Views: 108590

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: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions (YEMEN, gulf)
Replies: 4734
Views: 108590

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: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions (YEMEN, gulf)
Replies: 4734
Views: 108590

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: 1328
Views: 235375

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: 4727
Views: 344926

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: 4727
Views: 344926

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: 1616
Views: 221698

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: 4278
Views: 178799

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. ...
by Avarachan
03 Mar 2017 07:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 1616
Views: 221698

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

I suspect most of the Spying by China in US is a way of US giving them things covertly when they cant do it overtly due to official ban , Else the amount of spying and the depth of it by the admission of NSA and FBI officials you dont find any one in US congress raising an eyebrow ,no ZNN MSM cover...
by Avarachan
23 Feb 2017 10:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 601215

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

From DRDO Chief Interview to FORCE Mag on Kaveri program Dassault Aviation is keen to work on the next generation LCA , Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA) or the Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle, Ghatak as part of the offsets in Rafale programme. They are willing to work on the configuration desi...
by Avarachan
23 Feb 2017 10:29
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4000
Views: 229924

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

^^ JayS, thanks for posting this. Great news!
by Avarachan
23 Feb 2017 10:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 601215

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

Indranil, SO this Aero India was a damp squib visavis LCA. No new capabilities or knowledge revealed. Uttam flight testing moving ahead + HAL RFP for track-2 AESA/EW suite were big reveals IMHO. The Uttam fully populated prototype is a beauty. I agree. To see that Uttam prototype was a dream come t...
by Avarachan
23 Feb 2017 05:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 3499
Views: 518303

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

If Russia won't sell India the testing infrastructure India needs, India should approach Germany. Currently, Germany doesn't sell fighter aircraft to India, so Germany isn't immediately threatened by India's engine development the way Russia is. If necessary, India should link German assistance with...
by Avarachan
05 Feb 2017 08:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 601215

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

@Indranil, I have another question then. The Tejas is often photographed with 2 1200-liter fuel tanks. My guess is that those loaded tanks weigh about 1000 kg each ... Why does the Tejas fly with them if heavy loads threaten flight safety?
by Avarachan
05 Feb 2017 07:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 601215

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

1200 kgs. Even when heavy fighters fly with such heavy cruise missiles, their flight is severely restrictions. If you use a light fighter do so, you must be really desperate. You are putting the plane, crew and the missiles to in dire risk to gain ~20% additional range compared to the ground launch...
by Avarachan
05 Feb 2017 03:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 601215

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

@Indranil, do you know (and can you say) what the Tejas's inboard pylons are rated for? If they can carry 1500 kg's, that means that the Tejas will be able to carry 2 of the BrahMos NG's. Wow. I suspect that it'll be able to ... The Gripen C can carry 2 of the Taurus KEPD 350's, and they weigh 1400 ...
by Avarachan
04 Feb 2017 10:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 4727
Views: 344926

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Cosmo_R wrote:Name one Indian who heads up a Russian firm.


And how many Russians head up Indian firms?

I mean no offense, but your post reveals your mindset.
by Avarachan
04 Feb 2017 10:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 4727
Views: 344926

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

It seems that the agreement for the BrahMos-NG was signed during the October 2016 summit at Goa. http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/mtcr-benefit-india-russia-to-develop-600-km-range-cruise-missiles-that-can-cover-entire-pakistan/articleshow/54926916.cms The Indo-Russian agreement, sign...

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