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by kit
21 Apr 2018 12:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4253
Views: 625699

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Hard kill anti torpedo

[url]https://news.usni.org/2013/06/20/navy-develops-torpedo-killing-torpedo][/url]
by kit
21 Apr 2018 00:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 240
Views: 20069

Re: Understanding the US- Again

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/us-diplomat-threatens-turkeys-f-35-role-in-s-400-sp-447859/

A senior US diplomat has threatened to use the Lockheed Martin F-35 programme as a retaliatory tool against Turkey for acquiring a sophisticated air defence system from Russia.
by kit
16 Apr 2018 12:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11052
Views: 597305

Re: Levant crisis - III

AoA! We have been forced to hide in caves because 75 of the 76 mijjiles sent to Syrian Chemical Weppuns Research Fajility landed in Gobi Desert not far from Ulan Bator. The Coalition Missile Strike Against Syria, April 13, 2018 Analysis by UBCN Strange Facts 1. Following blunt Russian threats, Fran...
by kit
16 Apr 2018 03:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2444
Views: 408858

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

It would be a great experiment if we could turn this problem into an opportunity .. send off an "engineer satellite" to fix the problem :mrgreen:
by kit
16 Apr 2018 03:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 916
Views: 98583

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

this gets more interesting Lavrov: Swiss lab says ‘BZ toxin’ used in Salisbury, not produced in Russia, was in US & UK service https://www.rt.com/news/424149-skripal-poisoning-bz-lavrov/ The substance used on Sergei Skripal was an agent called BZ, according to a Swiss lab, the Russian foreign m...
by kit
15 Apr 2018 17:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1675
Views: 267568

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

Looks like the Gagan Shakti is more like a counter-offensive designed to strike deep and hard rather than a defensive posture ..an operation like this in actual war would lay to waste entire Pakistan and reach Beijing as well ! .. so much for shivering .. and well as the military builds up in the co...
by kit
15 Apr 2018 03:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1675
Views: 267568

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

ramana wrote:https://m.facebook.com/IndianAirForce/photos/pcb.545988365787779/545982285788387/?type=3&theater


Ex GaganShakti2018

Please post pictures and news
Very big deal.


Almost as if a full scale war going on in multiple fronts !!
by kit
14 Apr 2018 23:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 1009
Views: 79036

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

Well the Trumper, if he does walk his talk, may walk right into his second presidency !!
by kit
12 Apr 2018 21:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2582
Views: 346735

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Usual headline tampering. She said, you cannot force forces to buy all Indian, because it is not practical to build everything in house. Blasted reporters for claiming government was filling up space by promoting DRDO, HAL & BEL. Where else they should go to promote themselves? she asked . :mrg...
by kit
12 Apr 2018 03:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 394
Views: 45831

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

It is quite confusing... Emir of Qatar is in US: he met Trump. (Apparently if he agrees to side with US on Syria, US can use influence to end blockade). Not long ago US backed Saudi & pointed finger towards Qtr for terror support. Saudi in the mean while is preparing to isolate Qatr into an isl...
by kit
11 Apr 2018 03:35
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1125
Views: 147741

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

The biggest items Chini export are PCs/tablet/phones, earphones, heaters etc. Fundamentally commodity items nothing high profile. We need to grab this market. Here are my export areas which we can do. 1.Commodity hardware exports 2.Private industry led Arms manufacturing 3. Private industry Ship bu...
by kit
11 Apr 2018 01:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4233
Views: 457165

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Happy to see the artillery segment of the IA picking up after years of decades of neglect ..shows how policy changes do help
by kit
11 Apr 2018 01:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4233
Views: 457165

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

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by kit
11 Apr 2018 01:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4233
Views: 457165

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Kartik wrote:More images of K-9 Vajras on the assembly line at L&T's facility at Hazira, Gujarat.

<snip>


Quite TFTA .. The ordnance factories are better off privatized :D
by kit
11 Apr 2018 01:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4233
Views: 457165

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

JTull wrote:
Rakesh wrote:OT, but Thunderstruck by AC/DC has to be one of the greatest songs ever composed by humanity.


+1


+1 .. i can imagine these howitzers dishing it out at the Pakistani border with this as the background 8)
by kit
10 Apr 2018 22:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1125
Views: 147741

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Now where are those semiconductor FAB units coming up .. i would say India has arrived when the MNC s invest serious moolah like a few billions on a single FAB
by kit
10 Apr 2018 02:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2582
Views: 346735

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Anyway one cant negate the fact that submarine launched cruise missiles are hard to detect and intercept unless India keeps tabs on "all submarines" in its backyard
by kit
10 Apr 2018 02:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3523
Views: 592764

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

The S-400s are a top priority.The US is trying to scuttle the same.The Q must be asked why? Answer.All these decades the US has been trying to preserve a balance of power between India and Pak, tx to the pro- Paki US establishment, still existing, to prevent an India military defeat of Pak yet agai...
by kit
10 Apr 2018 02:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3523
Views: 592764

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

The S-400s are a top priority.The US is trying to scuttle the same.The Q must be asked why? Answer.All these decades the US has been trying to preserve a balance of power between India and Pak, tx to the pro- Paki US establishment, still existing, to prevent an India military defeat of Pak yet agai...
by kit
10 Apr 2018 02:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3523
Views: 592764

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

The S-400s are a top priority.The US is trying to scuttle the same.The Q must be asked why? Answer.All these decades the US has been trying to preserve a balance of power between India and Pak, tx to the pro- Paki US establishment, still existing, to prevent an India military defeat of Pak yet agai...
by kit
09 Apr 2018 23:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 888
Views: 62688

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

http://www.business-standard.com/article/international/china-involved-in-massive-land-grabbing-in-maldives-us-pentagon-concerned-118040700110_1.html China involved in massive land grabbing in Maldives? US Pentagon concerned Amid allegations of China engaging in massive land grabbing in the Maldives...
by kit
09 Apr 2018 23:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3523
Views: 592764

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Folks, V.P. Singh, the then PM asked ACM Mehra (R) what is the defense against nuke strike? Mehra sahib replied we can try to reduce but can't ensure none gets through. After that GOI has become very serious about deterrence. This rogue nuke launch is US fantasy. Even then they cant ensure nothing ...
by kit
09 Apr 2018 20:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1046
Views: 164903

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

srai wrote:Clean config


. i can imagine Tejas as a stealth fighter with the right modifications !!
by kit
09 Apr 2018 18:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1357
Views: 143822

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

If you look at it why the hell does the Maldives have 2 Dhruv helos with Indian personnel there? The work they do (apart from possible snooping) is saving the Maldives government money which they can pocket. Even if a Maldivian thug bought a helo from Europe - they would have to pay the whole price...
by kit
09 Apr 2018 18:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1579
Views: 189239

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

Cosmo_R wrote:
Kersi wrote:
It is very depressing to read these reports. Looks like entire OFB complex should be shut down ASAP.


OFB will soldier on regardless of orders. It's an employment scheme.


all employment schemes should be privatised .. atleast it would have efficiency.. GOI can give assured orders
by kit
09 Apr 2018 12:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1357
Views: 143822

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

Lure of honey is more than threatening action that may or may not happen.. given India's history of self restraint..not impossible to make a lesson out of one of the errant countries.
by kit
09 Apr 2018 12:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1357
Views: 143822

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

My suspicion is that Maldivians are hardly a "loyal and dharmic" bunch who will get all upset and chaddi-knotted and say "Cheenis are our friends and we only want them". Even the most incompetent bum with a fractional criminal mind - will understand that this is the time to look...
by kit
08 Apr 2018 21:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2199
Views: 337669

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Rakesh wrote:
kit wrote:More like writing grafitti on someones compound wall ,,dont bother

MoD states that their website was not hacked.


also interesting to note quite a few of Indian defense websites went offline for a while in that time period.. something happened, we may never know
by kit
08 Apr 2018 21:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3523
Views: 592764

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

for CM defence - we need a good local CIWS with a small missile and a gun. maybe a VL-astra at upper end a VL_SRSAM at low end. astra is already on verge of volume production....a small 1st stage dropoff booster might be needed for VL_astra to achieve the range and ceiling goals. IMO Sr SAM is more...
by kit
08 Apr 2018 13:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4253
Views: 625699

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-taiwan-usa-submarines/trump-administration-grants-license-for-taiwan-submarine-project-report-idUSKBN1HE0PU The news agency said Taiwan Ministry of National Defense Chen Chung-chi confirmed that the U.S. Department of State had agreed to grant the license needed t...
by kit
08 Apr 2018 05:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3157
Views: 331874

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

The Global-Eye is an Airborne Early Warning aircraft and much like any other AEW it would be able to detect stealth aircraft. All radars can detect stealth aircraft - it is always a question of when, at what distance, and passing along that information in order to develop a fire-control-solution be...
by kit
08 Apr 2018 03:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 313
Views: 25676

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Kartik wrote:Astonishing BVRAAM loadout on Saudi F-15 prototype


Royal Saudi Air Force F-15SA (SA-2 aircraft) during a test flight with 12x AIM-120 AMRAAM missiles at Palmdale.


probably up against the Houthi stealth fighter :((
by kit
08 Apr 2018 03:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1357
Views: 143822

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

Maybe after all ..this was the G2 all about .. Americans egging the russians to the chinese lap :mrgreen:
by kit
08 Apr 2018 03:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1357
Views: 143822

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

CHINA MILITARY TELLS RUSSIA 'WE'VE COME TO SUPPORT YOU' AGAINST U.S. http://www.newsweek.com/china-military-tells-russia-weve-come-support-you-against-us-870070?utm_campaign=NewsweekTwitter&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social So, Russia would become the 24th province with 23rd being Pakist...
by kit
08 Apr 2018 03:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1357
Views: 143822

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

lets see what China will do to Russia once the military power of the latter is significantly weaker

the entire Russian far east is at risk .. not much population and resource-rich ..will be a juicy bit for the Chinese ..heck they dont need to invade it ..they will just populate it !!
by kit
08 Apr 2018 01:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
Replies: 4223
Views: 141963

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/pakistan-india-nuclear-standoff-subcontinent While India could hit Islamabad's land- and air-based nuclear forces with comparative ease in any initial strike, it would struggle to neutralize Pakistan's sea-based nuclear missiles because of the difficulty in lo...
by kit
08 Apr 2018 01:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2582
Views: 346735

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/pakistan-india-nuclear-standoff-subcontinent While India could hit Islamabad's land- and air-based nuclear forces with comparative ease in any initial strike, it would struggle to neutralize Pakistan's sea-based nuclear missiles because of the difficulty in lo...
by kit
07 Apr 2018 17:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3157
Views: 331874

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

The challenges with integrating a GaN radar on 5th and 6th generation fighters are more severe than legacy aircraft because there is more competition for both power, and thermal requirements both of which have to be balanced with the signature requirement. This isn't about creating a GaN AESA as mu...
by kit
07 Apr 2018 14:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2009
Views: 173049

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

X posted from the India-Russia: News & Analysis thread. At the Hague based international chemical weapons watchdog, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), India abstained from voting on a Russian proposal for a new and joint investigation into the poisoning of the Skri...
by kit
07 Apr 2018 14:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2009
Views: 173049

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

Philip wrote:The deal is dead, claims the oppn. leader.I've commented on this in the IN td.MEA has lost the plot in our neighbourhood.


Wonder if the MEA boss needs a new direction

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