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by kit
21 Aug 2018 00:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2043
Views: 406250

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

looks far better than the 16 s or 18s or the 2000s HUD
by kit
20 Aug 2018 22:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4153
Views: 607543

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

A salvo of mirv tipped sea-launched ballistic missiles can literally bring down any nation on earth !
by kit
20 Aug 2018 00:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2792
Views: 505717

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

https://ec.europa.eu/info/sites/info/files/mission_oriented_r_and_i_policies_case_study_report_apollo_project-us.pdf A confluence of political necessity, personal commitment and activism, scientific and technological ability, economic prosperity, and public mood made the Apollo Mission possible. 53...
by kit
19 Aug 2018 23:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2792
Views: 505717

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

We are crazy nation, we sre planning to launch a human in space before we can launch all of our satellites. Many leaders in US and all over the world have tried to repeat a Kennedy challenge but it haven’t really worked worked that great after moon shot. With vision should come a large/open checkbo...
by kit
18 Aug 2018 20:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2792
Views: 505717

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

2020 seems to a bit tight but ISRO seems to be confident, i guess taking some Russian and Ukranian consultancy would not be a bad idea. Would be really proud to see an Indian astronaut in space as the country celebrates its 75th independence day !
by kit
17 Aug 2018 14:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2639
Views: 429669

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

We do need a thread on how far the Americans will push the envelope vs China, their likely options ...crucial importance to India.
by kit
17 Aug 2018 04:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 948
Views: 86049

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Maldives GDP = debt servicing to China. China owns them literally. I dont think the Maldives will ever be able to repay them before it sinks into the ocean in 60 years.
by kit
17 Aug 2018 03:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4629
Views: 270539

Re: Deterrence

There is an interview with Col. Kaushik on Republic TV on Pok-2 testing https://youtu.be/YcUNfOCZeXw Col. Kaushik on Republic TV says the atom bomb gave 15 kt as against expected 12 kt. Atom bomb is for aircraft delivered bum. Said the other smaller one is for missiles. (By small one he was imho no...
by kit
17 Aug 2018 03:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2639
Views: 429669

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

https://www.janes.com/article/82366/china-closing-the-satellite-imagery-capability-gap A Chinese Earth-observation satellite launched on 31 July from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre may be capable of achieving ground-image resolution of 10 cm or less. If confirmed, this would give China a satel...
by kit
12 Aug 2018 17:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2792
Views: 505717

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

just out of curiosity if the RLV was of the American space shuttle dimensions how would the iSRO transport it ?
by kit
12 Aug 2018 16:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2639
Views: 429669

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

weak engines can be replaced with better ones later, whats important is they have a full spectrum capable plane in production and flying .. now
by kit
12 Aug 2018 16:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2718
Views: 274245

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

I don't see why not..the MKI already has sagem and Thales equipment..the Rafales avionics would be a natural progression.. alternately versions of Israeli equipment for their F35 comes to mind
by kit
12 Aug 2018 14:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2718
Views: 274245

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

The new MKI s could be a different variant.. incorporate elements of the Rafales avionics ..
by kit
06 Aug 2018 13:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?
Replies: 331
Views: 25074

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

^NASAMS is not a replacement of AAD but that of Akash/Akash-NG. NASAMS works against low altitude fighters/drones/rockets while AAD is for ballistic missiles. That's right. NASAMS deals with fighter jets cruise missiles drones . PAD/AAD deals with ballistic missiles at short /medium ranges.S400 MID...
by kit
04 Aug 2018 02:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion
Replies: 1780
Views: 326632

Re: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion

https://www.janes.com/article/82064/indian-mod-approves-import-of-nasams-air-defence-system India’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) has approved the USD1 billion acquisition of an upgraded version of the Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace/Raytheon National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System (NASAMS) –...
by kit
04 Aug 2018 02:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?
Replies: 331
Views: 25074

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

Out of curiosity if the COMCASA enables the US to eavesdrop on Indian mil communications is the reverse also possible? ..( someone says yes ! .. just a little bit of work and the right gear! )
by kit
02 Aug 2018 00:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?
Replies: 331
Views: 25074

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

i suppose this is a way to assuage American "concerns" for the time being .. as also th clause to cancel it if required. So any American sanctions could potentially negate COMCASA as well . ?
by kit
01 Aug 2018 11:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4240
Views: 774995

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

It has been a deliberate strategy to buy multiple systems for two reasons. A. Make enemy countermeasures difficult. Imagine the plight of Pakistani/Chinese planners. They'll have to cater to 1. Rafale with RBE radar and Meteor, MICA RF & MICA IR missiles 2. Tejas with Elta 2052 and I-DerbyER, R...
by kit
31 Jul 2018 22:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?
Replies: 331
Views: 25074

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/india-us-two-countries-military-cooperation-COMCASA The Indian Express reported July 26 that the government in New Delhi has agreed to sign the Communications Compatibility and Security Agreement (COMCASA) with the United States. India reportedly asked the U.S...
by kit
31 Jul 2018 21:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 644
Views: 80546

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

China looks on track to replacing the US as the number 1 power in under 3 decades. That timeline could shrink even faster is US slips up on a few fronts. The main advantage US has over China right now is a list of strong allies. China has a list of strong enemies only, no major allies. Even the cou...
by kit
30 Jul 2018 16:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4240
Views: 774995

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

not to nitpick but the NASAMS use AIM 120 missiles., apparently in consideration despite the S 400 deal! .. No confirmed sources though
by kit
27 Jul 2018 16:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3216
Views: 282521

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

Indegenisation is mandatory will all defence arms importing foreign material ., how much it achieves seems to matter as responsible people get incentives much like ISRO does .. good in a way but i dont know who actually certifies the extent of " indigenisation"
by kit
27 Jul 2018 16:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 979
Views: 91579

Re: Understanding the US- Again

US-Turkey relations fall to a new low. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-07-26/pence-warns-turkey-u-s-to-impose-sanctions-if-pastor-not-freed U.S. President Donald Trump said he’ll impose “large sanctions” on Turkey over the detention of an American pastor, plunging relations between the...
by kit
27 Jul 2018 02:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BRF Project: Design a UAV/Drone
Replies: 53
Views: 10235

Re: BRF Project: Design a UAV/Drone

I know someone who for years has been quietly exporting drone engines widely abroad to the tune of $ millions- even the Chins are buying his stuff, while our great zeros hum and haw.He is scornful of the DRDO- "all talk".Once exhibited his tech at Aero-India.The irony is that one country ...
by kit
27 Jul 2018 02:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 841
Views: 103110

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

Quite so. Hell, how did the Chinese build a road right up to the Indian post without any "activity" on the plateau? India did not object to their "activities" till their road started to cross in front of the Indian post. America seems to want to fight the Chinese to the last Ind...
by kit
26 Jul 2018 18:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 841
Views: 103110

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/china-quietly-resumes-its-activities-in-doklam-area-us-official/articleshow/65146996.cms


"Although both countries back down, China has quietly resumed its activities in Doklam and neither Bhutan nor India has sought to dissuade it.
by kit
26 Jul 2018 11:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 360
Views: 48160

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

http://idrw.org/common-sense-dictates-6-simple-ideas-part-1/#more-176547 I dont know what to call this guy .. its always a bit expensive to build in India .. initially but less so in the long run because the technical expertise and infrastructure stays put .. common sense to build in Russia than In...
by kit
26 Jul 2018 02:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?
Replies: 331
Views: 25074

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

VKumar wrote:Every customer has the option of choice between suppliers or refusing to buy at all.


not when you "buy" from america
by kit
26 Jul 2018 02:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?
Replies: 331
Views: 25074

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

https://twitter.com/Chellaney/status/1021794490481295360 ---> Even if US Congress exempts India from sanctions under CAATSA—a India will have to show it is sufficiently reducing its reliance on Russian weapons. In effect, US will seek to influence India's arms procurement policy . that means each a...
by kit
25 Jul 2018 10:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1915
Views: 331108

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

ramana wrote:See the tone difference in Rahul Bedi's report on same subject:

http://www.janes.com/article/81970/iaf- ... m-overseas



I like it.factual and to the point. Rahul bedi can take different tones at times though !
by kit
24 Jul 2018 23:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?
Replies: 331
Views: 25074

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

Any conditional waiver of CAATSA would be unacceptable to India and NS has said that in as many words. So if their goal is we would gradually shift from Russian hardware and buy US hardware and in future purchase of more US equipment or as they say get under US infulence and if that is the line of ...
by kit
23 Jul 2018 18:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4240
Views: 774995

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Russians did come under fire..apparently they were mercenaries .. and quite a few were killed with zero losses to western commandos .. it was a direct conflict between them
by kit
23 Jul 2018 18:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4240
Views: 774995

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

What exactly did Russia S-400 do Syria other being deployed and having some pics taken of it? So far it has never done anything in combat, Syrian S-300 and Pantsyr have failed to shoot down any missiles to date either. I too have been wondering about the same thing. I heard the US DoD press briefin...
by kit
23 Jul 2018 17:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2639
Views: 429669

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

It's very surprising that Sri Lanka an island nation situated so close to the busy Indian Ocean shipping lane has ZERO submarines. Won't be surprised if the Chinese has already offered them a few with the usual loan formalities .. India needs to be prepared for that eventuality ..its not if but Whe...
by kit
23 Jul 2018 01:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 892
Views: 79888

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

Watchdog Says USAF Is Wasting F-22s On Patrols And Deployments, Should Consolidate Force http://amp.timeinc.net/thedrive/the-war-zone/22307/watchdog-says-usaf-is-wasting-f-22s-on-patrols-and-deployments-should-consolidate-force?source=dam more like the Dubai police using their Lamborghinis for &quo...
by kit
22 Jul 2018 23:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?
Replies: 331
Views: 25074

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

I say sanctions now is much better than keeping on buying billions worth of arms stymying the indigenous weapons industry into the bargain :evil: ..and sanctioned on the whim of some senator who had a bad night !
by kit
20 Jul 2018 05:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1709
Views: 226171

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

ramana wrote:Taking the Arjun is double jepoardy any way.

If it loses the refrain would be why did you field a loser?
If it wins, horrors, why don't you buy it?


Even if arjun wins the IA can't and won't buy it.. It has already committed otherwise.. Best that they design a tank on their own!

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