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by kit
20 Jul 2018 05:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1677
Views: 216710

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!
by kit
19 Jul 2018 04:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 810
Views: 74942

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Finally armed drones no not the Avengers but armed Guardian drones have been cleared for export.. not just for india but for all allies Can you link the report? India is not a US ally. So clearing it for allies does not automatically mean cleared for India. However it does follow that they are clea...
by kit
18 Jul 2018 23:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 810
Views: 74942

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Finally armed drones no not the Avengers but armed Guardian drones have been cleared for export.. not just for india but for all allies
by kit
18 Jul 2018 02:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2660
Views: 481494

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

ISRO is not being able to keep up with the launch rate. REquired by the nation > ISRO's target > achieved launches. . instead of incremental improvements, a much heavier payload rocket would be able to carry multiple satellites to orbit. or build one more launch facility will full private participa...
by kit
15 Jul 2018 22:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1837
Views: 359143

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

https://m.timesofindia.com/business/international-business/lockheed-f-35-jet-price-falls-6-to-below-90-million/articleshow/64997337.cms But negotiations for this 11th batch of jets extended because new Pentagon leaders drilled deep into the programme to understand it and its costs, prolonging negot...
by kit
15 Jul 2018 16:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1837
Views: 359143

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

"Tejas price to come under scrutiny".NS says. New committee by the MOD to look into cost of products of the DPSUs. This is precisely the argument which I've put forward regarding the IA and Arjun, which is far more expensive than the T-90.The report also mentioned the cheaper cost of buyi...
by kit
15 Jul 2018 16:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2576
Views: 238218

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

Actually the Mig 29k cost was very low, if india wants to take advantage of Russian expertise and majboori, it needs to spend freely like the Chinese did in the 90s. Ownership of IP won't come cheap And the best bang for the buck would be as the Chinese did, which is to hire all the top design engi...
by kit
15 Jul 2018 03:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3443
Views: 373754

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

We need a thumbs up smilie! https://twitter.com/MajDPSingh/status/1006176574704513024 ---> Latest pack of Virgin chasers were sent to seek their company. Unfortunately if they dont find virgins...they cant come back to real jannat. https://twitter.com/strategic_front/status/1006204448312619009 --->...
by kit
15 Jul 2018 03:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3443
Views: 373754

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

X-posted from J&K thread. What with this usual rona-dhona.. Something to cheer you up, apologies for the haram twitter link. Tral encounter scene, final moments: https://twitter.com/SuddhanSadaf30/status/1009112893881765889 You will never guess what happens after the soldiers say, 3 seconds! 3 ...
by kit
14 Jul 2018 17:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2506
Views: 403714

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

https://thediplomat.com/2018/06/all-you-need-to-know-about-chinas-new-stealth-destroyer/ Design The Type 055 adopts a conventional flared hull with distinctive stealthy features including an enclosed bow, where mooring points, anchor chains and other equipment are hidden belowdecks. The bow armamen...
by kit
14 Jul 2018 01:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?
Replies: 208
Views: 16655

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

AGNI ICBM would be better :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: Trump understand power & that is what need to be shown. And he responds to it with more power of his own. He says he likes and respects Eleven because “he’s the King” but that doesn’t stop him from hitting Cheen with the biggest trade war ...
by kit
13 Jul 2018 18:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?
Replies: 208
Views: 16655

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

dinesha wrote:India invites Donald Trump to be chief guest at next year’s Republic Day parade
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/arti ... aign=cppst


maybe they will parade the S400 in front of him :rotfl:
by kit
13 Jul 2018 12:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 826
Views: 106390

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

Seems like the powers behind the scenes want India to be a collaborative partner with soko or the Germans to build for Taiwan.. this could very well help the p75i project by providing the economies of scale
by kit
12 Jul 2018 13:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1521
Views: 183927

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

I don't think India is unduly worried about not being a American stooge
by kit
11 Jul 2018 17:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 826
Views: 106390

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

Bhell .. what do ya all know! And here we are all dickering about which foreign sub design to choose! This bid obviously is for a diesel-electric sub. https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3478897 Japanese, Indian teams submit designs for Taiwan's 'Indigenous Defense Submarines' Can't be anyone els...
by kit
11 Jul 2018 12:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 2961
Views: 191282

Re: Iran News and Discussions

dinesha wrote:EU’s Big Three agree to establish dollarless trade with Iran – Lavrov
https://www.rt.com/business/432363-eu-d ... rade-iran/


India should join them !
by kit
11 Jul 2018 12:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 2961
Views: 191282

Re: Iran News and Discussions

Prem wrote:Saudi/ UAE just signed 44 Billion $ partnership for refinery at Ratnagiri. It is 50/50 venture. Iranian have not invested penny in India.


Do they have enough to spare :mrgreen:
by kit
11 Jul 2018 04:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1677
Views: 216710

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

The time that bureaucracy and the political parties get educated on geopolitics and military industrial policies, shouldn't be there some dedicated university for military sciences, geopolitics and such strategic planning .. doesn't the future of a country depend on it? OT anyway .. the space scienc...
by kit
10 Jul 2018 05:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2506
Views: 403714

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

^ Yes A remote sensing sat and something else perhaps a communications sat. Both seem to have been built primarily in China. China is building and launching for them. Effing Pak can't even launch an under wear into space. built launched and maintained by Cheen .. paint job also by cheen in paki col...
by kit
09 Jul 2018 23:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 126
Views: 19625

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Building a updated Type 209 should not be too difficult as if i am right Indian Navy was involved in the design of Indian 209s and a lot of design related documents were transferred during their construction in India. Getting any subsystems required for the sub that we dont have could be bought Off...
by kit
09 Jul 2018 13:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1912
Views: 223775

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

Business tactic : of not showing a obvious target to the competitor .. it will show the card late in the game
by kit
08 Jul 2018 23:29
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion
Replies: 4621
Views: 615730

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion

Wonder what attraction he had for the US .. all that money enjoyed by his relatives and he died unknown in a foreign land.. was it worth for him ? was it the land of " milk and honey " :mrgreen:
by kit
07 Jul 2018 03:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?
Replies: 208
Views: 16655

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

Rule of force never works, America is behaving like someone who is losing it but is increasingly showing signs of rage ( the 5 signs of acceptance of another hegemon ) and forcing the world to carve itself out into 2 camps .. quite the opposite of globalization. interesting times ahead. India cant a...
by kit
07 Jul 2018 03:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Analyzing CPEC
Replies: 1201
Views: 168132

Re: Analyzing CPEC

the CPEC for dummies movie dialogue from the Fast 5 Let me tell you a true story. Five hundred years ago, the Portuguese and the Spanish came here, each trying to get the country from their natives. The Spaniards arrived, guns blazing, determined to prove who was boss. The natives killed every sing...
by kit
04 Jul 2018 00:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4322
Views: 701706

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Where are they using it? Kaveri? AFAIK with kabini core. Did we miss this? Macron's engine offer for Tejas aimed at powering more Rafale sales By Justin Paul George https://www.drdo.gov.in/drdo/pub/npc/2018/march/din-10march2018.pdf the first two of 99 F414 engines on order reached India in 2017 di...
by kit
03 Jul 2018 02:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4062
Views: 733720

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

John wrote:Russia likely supplied that tech under the table but later on claimed China reverse engineered. Don't be surprised if S-400 roll out the Chinese factories at fraction of a cost before Russia finishes all deliveries of S-400 to India.


and transferred to COP .. China occupied pakistan
by kit
02 Jul 2018 17:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1837
Views: 359143

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

Sulur will serve as the main hub for the Tejas. All the base infrastructure is being set up here, like the massive hangars. It will likely serve as a model for future Tejas air bases around the country. I do not think the base is meant to serve any other purpose. Maldives, SL, IOR region, gives IAF...
by kit
02 Jul 2018 12:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 733373

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

More carriers = less submarines .
This looks like the episode of Indian Army going without new artillery guns for nearly a decade
by kit
02 Jul 2018 11:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?
Replies: 208
Views: 16655

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

maybe India should buy drones from China :mrgreen:
by kit
02 Jul 2018 04:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1837
Views: 359143

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

Cain Marko wrote:So what happens to f404 based tejas if caatsa sanctions go through?


The snecma M88 is a close fit and indeed the initial Rafales were powered by F404 before they switched to snecma
by kit
01 Jul 2018 20:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1837
Views: 359143

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

^Yes but if Trump makes them choose, they will always choose America over India. Iran had a 20 billion dollars worth deal with Boeing, that didn't stop Trump from sanctioning Iran. I doubt a jet engine deal will change minds. America seems to have a secret deal with Saudi for many times the amount !
by kit
01 Jul 2018 14:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2576
Views: 238218

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

On a head to head between the PAKFA and the F-35, I will put my money on the PAKFA blindly . That is all that I would say. . If you talking about capabilities the pakfa is still a work in progress while the latter is already deployed for some time and operational. Buying the f35 is totally another ...
by kit
01 Jul 2018 03:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1837
Views: 359143

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

Tejas should give the Gripen a run for its money! JF 17 doesn't come close
by kit
01 Jul 2018 03:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1406
Views: 158107

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Rahul M wrote:somewhat related to this thread.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cgRwDkP6vk
Number of deaths in the WW2 per country

India lost more people than US, UK, France, Korea, Italy, Australia ... combined.


And India will NOT play second fiddle to any nation including the US - sanctions be damned.
by kit
30 Jun 2018 13:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1677
Views: 216710

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

http://strategypage.com/htmw/htmurph/articles/20180624.aspx Russia has quietly put over a third of its 550 newly built T-90s into reserve. While the T-90 was loudly proclaimed to be the next-big-thing the Russian army preferred the refurbished T-72s in the form of the T-72B3. These proved to be che...
by kit
30 Jun 2018 13:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1837
Views: 359143

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

There wont be any exports. Why ? .. export versions are likely to be in dollars and priced competitively Any payments to HAL comes back to the government..more like the right hand to the left . I would be concerned it was purely a private company..any takers for a reliance owned Tejas line ? I thou...
by kit
30 Jun 2018 03:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2660
Views: 481494

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

i suppose s space telescope can double up as spy satellite as well... no not joking .. what do you think the American KH series satellites were :D .. literally each one of them was a mini Hubble ..only pointed the other way around :mrgreen:
by kit
30 Jun 2018 03:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1521
Views: 183927

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Iran is hardly North Korea or even Iraq for the US to have a walkover , it will be more like throwing oil into the simmering fire of middle east .. only an idiot can sanction such an adventure
by kit
30 Jun 2018 03:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1521
Views: 183927

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

NIkki Haleys visit is just an informal meet .. the press made too many 'formal' connotations to her talks .. i think all her comments etc are best ignored, hardly worth any discussion. let her enjoy her India trip and go., give her space.
by kit
28 Jun 2018 18:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?
Replies: 208
Views: 16655

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

If the Americans sanction India there is a golden chance to resume some nuclear tests .,maybe even a comprehensive series to get enough data for computer simulations for fusion weapons. They haven't given anything to India as part of nuclear deal anyway .

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