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by kit
25 Oct 2020 18:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2380
Views: 392691

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

China going through agrarian crisis, using border disputes to divert attention: Report New Delhi: Economists noticed an interesting trend of China inking back-to-back deals on food grains and food products with multiple nations across the world. Most of the deals involve a massive transaction of fo...
by kit
24 Oct 2020 19:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4517
Views: 1032756

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Misfiring and equipment malfunction happens to everyone and anyone. Let's not draw too many conclusions from this one incident. Of course, if there are a series of such incidents with a specific system, then the argument changes. We use the Igla too, I believe. wasn't the Igla part of the system th...
by kit
23 Oct 2020 21:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3087
Views: 763463

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Vidur Sir, two questions IN is really short on submarines with Scorpene leak fiasco and other submarines hard to come by why urgent buy of kilo submarine is not envisioned, what is your thought on getting the sub number up ? Not Vidur Sir, but the Scorpene program was moving painfully slow...but is...
by kit
23 Oct 2020 21:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3640
Views: 1020175

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Why wasnt it called Rudrastra ? ..curious about the nomenclature !!
by kit
20 Oct 2020 22:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3087
Views: 763463

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

It is an interesting proposition - can mobile military systems be wheeled on to a ship? I think it is possible if the system is recoilless and has guidance to mitigate lack of stability of the ship. The Russians have developed containerised roll on roll up facilities for missile launchers ..could b...
by kit
20 Oct 2020 12:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8062
Views: 1071239

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Don’t Fret About India’s Global Reputation; The West Is Queuing Up at India’s Door Don’t Fret About India’s Global Reputation; The West Is Queuing Up at India’s Door Minhaz Merchant Oct 18, 2020 Don’t Fret About India’s Global Reputation; The West Is Queuing Up at India’s Door Snapshot In popular W...
by kit
18 Oct 2020 20:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4987
Views: 718971

Re: Internal Security Watch

https://www.cnbctv18.com/politics/xiaomi-says-tech-glitch-behind-its-weather-app-not-showing-details-on-arunachal-pradesh-7232171.htm

Looks like all Chinese phones are spying on Indian communications and getting controlled from China.
by kit
18 Oct 2020 20:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1924
Views: 379924

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

https://www.flightglobal.com/defence/team-tempest-partners-detail-fcas-progress/140650.article Speaking on 15 October, Michael Christie, director of FCAS at BAE Systems Air, singled out the gaming industry’s use of virtual and augmented reality technology and the Williams Formula 1 team’s experienc...
by kit
18 Oct 2020 18:41
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5576
Views: 1183031

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

EU and US blocks IPR waiver for india for COVID VaccineThis really says it all ..isn't it ? .. Every country for itself. One can imagine where they ll sit when an India China conflict happens. Opportunists. Period.
by kit
18 Oct 2020 18:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3640
Views: 1020175

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

SSridhar wrote:BrahMos tested from INS Chennai today in the Arabian Sea and from Rajnath Singh downwards everyone congratulates. Obviously, there is more to it than meets the eye.



i suppose one can only guess ER land attack version ? ..maybe a 1000 km :mrgreen:
by kit
15 Oct 2020 01:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1831
Views: 342926

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

Thank you Brar ., i am curious about the technology enablers that actually let the gestation period to be much shorter than anyone expected., is there any open source info on that , the digital engineering term has been bandied about but what ?
by kit
14 Oct 2020 14:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2380
Views: 392691

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Just a fresh up for those who dont know or forgot !! Aksai Chin is almost the size of Bhutan and little smaller than Switzerland. Most of it is in occupation of China, which captured the region during 1950s and consolidated its military grip over the area during the 1962 India-China war, rejecting a...
by kit
14 Oct 2020 14:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 3063
Views: 361512

Re: Indian Roads Thread

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by kit
14 Oct 2020 13:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1831
Views: 342926

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

Would Brar be able to describe how the US was able to prototype and build a 6th generation fighter inside a year ? A revolution itself in the lead time required. Hopefully it could lead to a complete revolution in the aviation sector.
by kit
14 Oct 2020 13:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3087
Views: 763463

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Is the INs indigenisation focus linked to the naval shipyard s remaining DPSUs .. interesting one nevertheless.. can someone with inside knowledge throw some light ?
by kit
12 Oct 2020 03:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2380
Views: 392691

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

^^Assuming that is correct, it still does not prove the PLA is perched on Blacktop. IA probably scaled Blacktop from the other side facing Pangong Tso. The PLA post on the bump is probably surrounded by the IA. Further if IA is also sitting just below the bump then it has a direct view of the PLA p...
by kit
12 Oct 2020 03:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2380
Views: 392691

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Abhik, since you seem to be skirting admins questions for past two pages - should we be concerned about your keen interest over last two pages about a hyper-sensitive area? Saar can you point out where I have asked for confidential info? And if you are talking about the below post from ramana, he i...
by kit
10 Oct 2020 21:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4971
Views: 1214444

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

The acquisition of 30 US drones costing approx. $3B has been put on hold by the Centre after the IAF reportedly expressed doubts about their efficacy,especially in " contested airspace even if armed". $3B would get at current costs between 60 to 75 Tejas or MIG-29 UPG fighters, and would ...
by kit
10 Oct 2020 21:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4987
Views: 718971

Re: Internal Security Watch

These leftists and liberals are making in roads in all tribal areas. Especially being harbored by non BJP states. Chhattisgarh: Left-wing terrorists kill 25 tribals in Bastar on suspicion of being ‘police informers’, call them ‘traitors’ https://www.opindia.com/2020/10/chhattisgarh-left-wing-terror...
by kit
09 Oct 2020 18:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3640
Views: 1020175

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Lord ., its raining missiles !!.. Not bad for a civilisation that made the original astra !!
by kit
08 Oct 2020 02:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8062
Views: 1071239

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

vijayk wrote:https://swarajyamag.com/news-brief/rahul-gandhi-attacks-pm-modi-over-boeing-vvip-jet-deal-to-but-the-deal-was-sanctioned-by-upa-govt
Rahul Gandhi Attacks PM Modi Over Boeing VVIP Jet But The Deal Was Sanctioned By UPA Govt


my guess is pappu got carried away by himself .. no brakes :rotfl:
by kit
06 Oct 2020 13:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3640
Views: 1020175

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

If you are being pinged - wouldn't trying to outrun generate more noise and help maintain track or is it better idea to go full silent with least noise and hope that track is lost ? And then would be a second ping !.. when you go after a SSBN my guess it's not gonna be just one heavy weight torpedo...
by kit
06 Oct 2020 13:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3640
Views: 1020175

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

There is a possibility of BMs carrying such torpedoes being misconstrued and inadvertently leading to escalation. Of course, launch sites, trajectories etc are taken into consideration in identifying the threat level but there are possibilities for misjudgement. So, I think India will be careful to...
by kit
06 Oct 2020 06:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3640
Views: 1020175

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

or ji., just pop in a sub kiloton depth charge for a Chinese aircraft carrier group , just a couple should do nicely I guess ., just in case push comes to shove in IOR ! Yes of course whole host of other options can be looked at but if either was 100% useful all the time then you wouldn't need this...
by kit
06 Oct 2020 04:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3640
Views: 1020175

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

titash wrote:650 Km makes sense with an "area weapon" to prevent large kill boxes from overloading (relatively) low-capability LWT sensors. Nuclear depth bomb anyone?

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SMART ly delivered nuclear depth charges could prematurely end any sort of Chinese naval adventure in IOR :mrgreen:
by kit
06 Oct 2020 04:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3640
Views: 1020175

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Why not as a cbg killer? It's not like the missile is going to slow down so much that the ship(s) is going to disappear in the 10 minutes of time it has? During this time, a mpa could stay far away from the cbg air cover, and keep tracking it, providing mcu to the missile. Even if carriers might be...
by kit
06 Oct 2020 00:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3640
Views: 1020175

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

As Saurav Jha says, for once, we are not the "5th country to develop this capability". We are the first country to have such a game-changing, standoff ASW capability. We can build doctrines & networking capabilities that will take advantage of such a weapon. And SMART was developed in...
by kit
06 Oct 2020 00:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3640
Views: 1020175

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Interesting that the SMART is a vertical launch system., is it possible that IN would be fielding a unified launch system for anti ship missiles and torpedoes ?!., would be quite interesting to see a paki or a chini ship duck a dual launch !!.. or rather they would be a sitting duck ?!.. chinese duc...
by kit
05 Oct 2020 23:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Corruption in Arms Deals - News and Analysis
Replies: 731
Views: 56745

Re: Corruption in Arms Deals - News and Analysis

Instead of corruption per se., is the underperformance or poor quality control or poor management in defence PSUs not a form of corruption of the system per se? I am quite aware this is a touchy and controversial issue. Is there a lot more focus on corruption of the acquisition of systems rather tha...
by kit
03 Oct 2020 21:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3640
Views: 1020175

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

I am not sure whether to lungi-dance or grind my teeth. On the one hand, we see our dreams come true - proven desi weapons getting through a rapid testing/induction cycle. OTOH, it points to a systemic failure of imagination & planning that such systems aren't already in service. 1) Dev trials ...
by kit
03 Oct 2020 18:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous - Aug 2016
Replies: 177
Views: 51352

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous - Aug 2016

souravB wrote:Is there any thread on Corruption in military procurements? Or that would be too much of a pain to maintain?


Always a good idea., corruption and military procurement go hand in hand !!. Its an age old thing.Only thing is some places have more others less !!
by kit
03 Oct 2020 17:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3640
Views: 1020175

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Ok just to get this right, Shaurya is a hybrid hypersonic weapon, a rocket that behaves like a cruise missile in its trajectory?.. just so in layman terms? ., so it means India just broke cover on a "new" weapon that could potentially threaten major Chinese deployments. Also for the layma...
by kit
03 Oct 2020 17:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3640
Views: 1020175

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

I am not sure whether to lungi-dance or grind my teeth. On the one hand, we see our dreams come true - proven desi weapons getting through a rapid testing/induction cycle. OTOH, it points to a systemic failure of imagination & planning that such systems aren't already in service. 1) Dev trials ...
by kit
03 Oct 2020 17:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3640
Views: 1020175

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Ok just to get this right, Shaurya is a hybrid hypersonic weapon, a rocket that behaves like a cruise missile in its trajectory?.. just so in layman terms? ., so it means India just broke cover on a "new" weapon that could potentially threaten major Chinese deployments. Also for the layman...
by kit
30 Sep 2020 16:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3473
Views: 724314

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

RKumar wrote:
Aditya_V wrote:Brazilian Govt to Govt deal for 5 EMB 145"s.


I hope we make it 10 at least, this investment will payback us handsomely at the right time.


I would hope that GOI will successfully buy out Embraer and establish their factories in India !
by kit
29 Sep 2020 02:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5225
Views: 965339

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

interesting thought above., Chinese bribes coming through Russia for India to buy the S400 and so prevent India getting American high tech !?
by kit
23 Sep 2020 19:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4311
Views: 741973

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

Indian Navy inks deal for indigenisation project in UP defence corridor https://thefederal.com/news/indian-navy-inks-deal-for-indigenisation-project-in-up-defence-corridor/ From the link The Indian Navy on Thursday (August 14) inked a deal with the Uttar Pradesh Expressway Industrial Development Au...
by kit
23 Sep 2020 15:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3640
Views: 1020175

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Laser Guided ATGM Successfully Test-fired Great news! Maybe CLGM or CLGM 2.0. Hopefully will be inducted not just with Arjun but also with Rudra & LCH. Will be a cost-effective weapon for both ATGM and LOC-jihadi-hunting! Can be our laser-guided Hellfire equivalent. looks like all the static ta...

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