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by sohamn
21 Mar 2020 00:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4279
Views: 315806

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Coronavirus is spreading in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Iran, and Australia - and all these countries have either hot weather or are in summer months (e.g. Australia). If we don't act, rest assured 1 crore Indians will die. And many amongst us are running like headless chickens giving the virus ...
by sohamn
14 Mar 2020 01:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4279
Views: 315806

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Because the above diseases have medicines and vaccines and corona doesn't. Furthermore, it's in our nature to care for the elderly. So while panic doesn't help in any situation, being concerned, informed and watchful might help overcome the situation.
by sohamn
22 Dec 2019 11:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2625
Views: 611221

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Bulbous bow has nothing got to do with sonar, it’s meant for reducing drag. You can house sonar with or without a bulbous bow.
by sohamn
14 Oct 2019 23:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4150
Views: 706093

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

kvraghav wrote:^^
The lapua Magnum is from a Finnish company. Wonder if there is some real RnD or just assembly.


you are confusing rounds / cartridges with guns.
by sohamn
27 Feb 2019 14:41
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 173459

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

we should get a copy of our SU-30 gun camera to get the social media blitzkrieg of the Pakis.
by sohamn
27 Feb 2019 14:31
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 173459

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

51 squadron is Mig 21 and maybe Wingo Abhinandan is from the same Squadron.
by sohamn
27 Feb 2019 14:22
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 173459

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

that could be because of timezone thing, if it was uploaded in US then it would show 26th.
by sohamn
27 Feb 2019 14:15
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 173459

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

The video does look authentic and the service number quoted matches with supposed records.... This indeed looks like it is now a full scale war. If we can access the service number and records, so can Pakis, so lets wait for official clarification from Indian govt/military. If you see the flight su...
by sohamn
27 Feb 2019 13:55
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 173459

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

This requires a rebuttal, maybe sink a Zulfiquar class or two.
by sohamn
12 Nov 2018 23:42
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3591
Views: 593306

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Why is train-18 being hauled by an engine? Minor nitpick - that is a locomotive and not an engine. There is a big difference in the meaning of locomotive and engine. regarding why it is hauled by a loco, the answer is because it is not tested for mainline tracks. One can't send an untested train on...
by sohamn
23 Oct 2018 11:12
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 782088

Re: Artillery: News & Discussion

How about this, a super gun (likes of Gun of Navarone, though lesser caliber) that can fire PRECISOULY at 90 KM or 120 KM, placed say 45 KM inside border (reverse slope, in caves etc. and all that), in AP, Sikkim and JK can plummet any PLA or TSPAF movement (which will be against restricted mountai...
by sohamn
14 Aug 2018 03:07
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1194631

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Agree with Haridas even meeting a normal elderly person in this case an elderly lady you wont sit on a higher sit out of sheer respect much less meeting a wife of a PVC awardee Smt. Rasulan Bibi . Its highly disrespectful of him to be sitting in the way he does and disrespectful to a soldier wife. ...
by sohamn
14 Aug 2018 02:58
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 479394

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

BTW, the tank biathlon excerises are viewable via Amazon videos.
by sohamn
31 Jul 2018 23:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2625
Views: 611221

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

our designers were fast asleep when this came to pass. umpteen reviews must have missed it. You cannot design for something that you dont know , The DND did not knew beyond 29K and Tejas and IAC was designed around these two types. Not just the lift but also the run way needed for take off land , b...
by sohamn
31 Jul 2018 00:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2625
Views: 611221

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

It would be a very bad design if vikant's lift doesn't have room for f18 which is only slightly bigger than mig 29. Any design should allow room for growth. Weay field AW&CS in future and if F18 can't fit then surely a carrier borne awac won't fit as well.
by sohamn
13 Jul 2018 23:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2625
Views: 611221

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

maz wrote:People, I need help in translating MDL's new Hindi magazine which has sections on the P17A as well as their sub programs. Is there anyone here who can do the honors?



Why can’t google do that? Google can already read Hindi from images.then copy paste and put in translate.
by sohamn
07 Jul 2018 05:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Coast Guard: News & Discussion
Replies: 431
Views: 54753

Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

not an expert, but I know for a fact that ICG is under the ministry of defence and almost always headed by a 3-star admiral. Also, ICG does a lot of exercises and intelligence sharing with the IN. So, it is not a marine BSF.

rest can be answered by an expert.
by sohamn
04 May 2018 15:39
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3591
Views: 593306

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Karthik S wrote:I don't see two locos on Rajdhanis.



it is there, in a pull pull configuration
by sohamn
17 Apr 2018 23:23
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1194631

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

https://i.imgur.com/ZmO7QDM.jpg To put it in proper prespective from DRDO June 2014 newsletter at http://drdo.gov.in/drdo/pub/newsletter/2014/june_14.pdf http://i64.tinypic.com/2sb8n68.jpg So even the length of this new canister is less than the earlier TCT-5 version. i.e. 20m vs 30m. So, while the...
by sohamn
28 Mar 2018 23:05
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 241495

Re: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018

The biggest benefit comes in developing a network like a LAN based ethernet, where one single cable runs across the aircraft ( with a backup / redundant LAN also available ). Every single device has an IP and the LAN also has a switch that helps connect the devices and a router that can help communi...
by sohamn
27 Mar 2018 23:01
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 241495

Re: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018

Singha ji, they improved the agility by adding the LERX later in 2013. If Tejas goes full ethernet in its network interface then they can shave few hundred kilos in weight. Turns out that copper wires are one of the heaviest individual components in an aircraft. Not sure, why ADA is not thinking of...
by sohamn
22 Mar 2018 04:33
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3591
Views: 593306

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Why on earth do we need 9000hp freight locos when we building 12000 hp ones? This is one thing I don't understand of IR, they should reduce diversification of locomotives to reduce maintenance. I could have understood if they were looking to get tech for HSR locos, but why freight locos? https://eco...
by sohamn
20 Mar 2018 22:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 921345

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

John wrote:
Prem wrote:Image

Don't forget El\m-2238 radar wonder if these will get salvaged and used to replace lw-08.


That doesn't look like Godavari, but I think is INS Ranvijay. I think there is a few years left in that ship.
by sohamn
17 Mar 2018 00:05
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3909
Views: 954756

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

Then please tell, endurance figures for Tejas vs. Gripen or if there is no such spec figure as 'endurance', then the range in km. If you can do some maths yourself, you'd be able to tell. Gripen C vs Tejas Mk1 fuel figures are almost the same, perhaps a difference of a few kgs. i.e. ~2400 kgs fuel ...
by sohamn
14 Mar 2018 23:38
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3909
Views: 954756

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

I think ASRAAM derives initial guidance from Radar inputs because I don't think the IR seeker in the missile can lock at ranges in excess of 15-20 km, and ASRAAM has a range of 50km. So, the question is that Does Tejas, without inbuilt FLIR, can provide guidance to ASRAAM at long ranges thereby expl...
by sohamn
02 Mar 2018 02:29
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 782088

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

The media with humanities background. I think what Ramana might have meant is that defence media in India are mainly obsessed with language skills instead of defence tech skills. i.e. lack of relevant experience. Not that humanities is a bad profession for journalists but it might not be the most s...
by sohamn
02 Mar 2018 01:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3293
Views: 647357

Re: AEW&C News & Discussion

sri lanka perhaps. i dont see bangladesh getting it. if we are to export arms, we should learn from the best how to blackbox and tamper proof certain parts of it. I don't know why Srilanka and Oman would need a AWACS, it doesn't make sense considering they have a tiny airforce. I would bet on Vietn...
by sohamn
02 Mar 2018 00:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 921345

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

^^^^ It is possible that there are hidden aspects of the deal. There were no requirement to buy Talwars, navy could have just built more P17A for the same price. I think India makes such lavish deals with Russia in exchange for political capital and secretive technology like nuclear propulsion, stea...
by sohamn
01 Mar 2018 00:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4217
Views: 948080

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Not much updates on SCE 200 lately, last year had heard some contract with Ukraine regarding testing - but haven't seen any update thereafter. Sometimes I wonder, given how much financial troubles Ukraine is in, why can't be buy few semi-cryo engine tech from them? Same goes for marine turbine tech.
by sohamn
01 Mar 2018 00:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 921345

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

The long awaited deal for the 4 extra upgraded Talwars having been approved is excellent news. The acquisition has taken several years of talks,etc. Desi yard full to capacity with orders of DDGs,FFGs,corvettes,OPVs,etc.,has necessitated such a move,buying a couple from abroad and building two at G...
by sohamn
01 Mar 2018 00:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3293
Views: 647357

Re: AEW&C News & Discussion

While the idea is interesting, I don't think its worth wasting time and money and delaying this indigenous procurement by decades.
by sohamn
31 Jan 2018 00:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3591
Views: 593306

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Jay, I think ICF is modifying existing LHB coach design to adapt for EMU kind of arrangement & LHBs have 8 wheels per coach design. Hopefully ICF design capabilities have improved but I think during mid-2000s, they tried to upgrade the old Swiss based coach (also called ICF coach) to 160 Kph sp...
by sohamn
24 Jan 2018 01:21
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 782088

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

ramana wrote:Want to make it easy for hackers.


This is epic stupidity of gigantic proportions especially when it is known that yahoo has been hacked multiple times.

I bet the password is something like password123
by sohamn
23 Dec 2017 05:03
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1820
Views: 316258

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

A recoilless rifle is not an artillery piece, it's more like a handheld rocket, albeit slightly larger. You can shoot and scoot with Carl Gustav but can't go the same with direct fire anti-tank artillery. The best anti-tank weapons in open land are a) Another Tank like Arjun b) Helicopter with Helin...
by sohamn
16 Nov 2017 02:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4065
Views: 741502

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

^^ Misleading article. I don't know which helmet Garuds use. Perhaps OR-201. That certainly isn't designed to protect against 7.62mm round. In fact, no modern helmet is designed to protect against even 5.56mm NATO round. Patka had that level of protection in its front and sides but then it was too ...
by sohamn
16 Nov 2017 01:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4065
Views: 741502

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

^^ Misleading article. I don't know which helmet Garuds use. Perhaps OR-201. That certainly isn't designed to protect against 7.62mm round. In fact, no modern helmet is designed to protect against even 5.56mm NATO round. Patka had that level of protection in its front and sides but then it was too ...
by sohamn
24 Oct 2017 03:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3036
Views: 309015

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

Shukla is a libtard ( self-admission ) and hence he searches for non-issues. There are indeed issues we can criticize BJP on for e.g. failure to do more indigenization or lack of R&D investments - But this is an absolute non-issue.
by sohamn
21 Oct 2017 01:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3036
Views: 309015

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

Special forces can grow beards and we have seen many special forces including marcos, para's growing beards. There may be two reasons for doing so a) Blend with the local crowd b) look menacing.

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