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by negi
20 Oct 2017 20:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2965
Views: 395984

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

The admiral is referencing MMSs scalding remarks about national resources.in this context he is critical about the lack of powers to sanction upgrades and repairs even though he is responsible to operate the boats. The governer is not a babu, he is a political appointee, but definitely not a neta e...
by negi
20 Oct 2017 16:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2965
Views: 395984

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Admiral is mixing up things ; his retirement happened primarily in the backdrop of Sindhurakshak accident in 2013 August and then later Sindhuratna in 2014 both submarine accidents were due to "operational errors" that IN has confirmed it has nothing to do with vested interests ; the batte...
by negi
16 Oct 2017 11:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 808
Views: 119504

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Moving shop floor is not for forming structures from raw materials ; it is meant for integrating finished components together. Wings need to reach the assembly area pre-formed .
by negi
11 Oct 2017 23:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 2672
Views: 249353

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

^ I got mixed with clockwise direction there :)
by negi
11 Oct 2017 22:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 808
Views: 119504

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Actually Indian IT companies are a very poor analogy ; we started with offshoring model both in services as well as products due to cost arbitrage it is not be sneered at for cost arbitrage is a viable business model ; today the big 4 in cloud Amazon, Google, MSFT and Oracle are all trying to get in...
by negi
11 Oct 2017 21:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 2672
Views: 249353

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Proximity to the wall will induce re-circulation as downwash from the rotor has been obstructed ; the side of the chopper which has been exposed or on opposite side of the wall will encounter less/no re-circulation . I was completely unaware about the concept of Gyroscopic precession but reading abo...
by negi
10 Oct 2017 12:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 2672
Views: 249353

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

:eek: What happens? My guess, you crash into the wall, because of the suction effect that will be created by the air flowing faster between the helicopter and the wall compared to the other side due to Bernouli effect. My guess is that the rotor has to be tilted right to counter that. Is the answer...
by negi
10 Oct 2017 12:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 3517
Views: 521334

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Decisions made only reflect the environment ; for Iranians it was a matter of life or death for us on the other hand there is always a "default" go to Plan B i.e. import the damn thing for it will always work ; once you have a plan B in place plan A if challenging will mostly fail.
by negi
08 Oct 2017 23:41
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread -2
Replies: 382
Views: 29967

Re: Indian Autos Thread -2

^ Sir I live here and know the conditions and more importantly things on ground. As for sealing battery it does not mean anything , system has to be water proof in totality selective water proofing of a componentb doesn't mean a thing. Here as per Tesla forums itself they don't suggest you to drive ...
by negi
08 Oct 2017 16:09
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread -2
Replies: 382
Views: 29967

Re: Indian Autos Thread -2

Electric cars are better in every way except "usability" :) ; enough charging points, availability of reliable power supply and then being able to drive through at least 6-12 inches of water without going kaput are must haves before anyone can even think about buying one . At most I see th...
by negi
08 Oct 2017 16:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: ALT-Tech Dhaga
Replies: 18
Views: 995

Re: ALT-Tech Dhaga

I think there is some confusion (at least in my mind) the part about ability to communicate as in send messages (not the communication between constituents that are entangled) from point A to point B at faster than speed of light ; as per the article Chinese have been able to first create an entangl...
by negi
08 Oct 2017 15:44
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: ALT-Tech Dhaga
Replies: 18
Views: 995

Re: ALT-Tech Dhaga

UB sir the said novel by M Crichton is 'Timeline' excellent read imo. I think this topic is way out of my league however I understood this phenomenon from much famous Schrodinger's cat experiment i.e. the reason why this QE concept potentially lends itself well for purposes of communication is if an...
by negi
08 Oct 2017 12:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 2672
Views: 249353

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

CEP of 100 meter is huge for the terrain in Arunachal ; a very small DZ would mean using fixed wings is ruled out as they are limited by their stall speed so choppers are the only way to deliver stuff with pin point accuracy . Using sling type mechanism for transporting heavy loads and then lowering...
by negi
08 Oct 2017 11:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2965
Views: 395984

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Entire coastal belt eats rice 3 times a day in some form or the other; of all the services IN attracts a lot of people from SI states so I am surprised at such a patronizing tone of this article. At the time of recruitment all the candidates are in their early 20s at that age you can eat anything an...
by negi
07 Oct 2017 20:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 1929
Views: 182086

Re: Military Flight Safety

I wonder if tail rotor less designs lend themselves better for transport ops ; I mean if we look at the Chinook family there is no tail boom and rotor aft of the rear doors and if my understanding is right a parachute will not catch an updraft and get entangled into the main rotors as latter are pus...
by negi
07 Oct 2017 18:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 4693
Views: 378739

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Having dealt with some Indian PSUs in enterprise software I can only imagine what military deal might look like ; there is a reason why almost every military deals needs a middleman there are lots of small companies many even shell accounts whose only objective is to serve as a liaison between the M...
by negi
07 Oct 2017 12:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 2672
Views: 249353

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Arunachal ops are turning out to be very very challenging we lost a Su-30 few months ago there ; in mountains choppers have no margin for error as one could be making rapid transitions to and from ground effect zones .
by negi
06 Oct 2017 10:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 2672
Views: 249353

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Indranil actually on second thoughts ; LUH being smaller and lighter than ALH I would assume would have a smaller rotor so if lift and blade tip speed are limiting factors then LUH rotor will have a higher RPM than the ALH ; at least the general trend seems to support that . So actually I could be w...
by negi
05 Oct 2017 14:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 2919
Views: 235074

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

I do think Gen Panag's recommendations need to be discussed with an open mind as times have changed ; British believed in redundancy and so should we is not good enough reason simply because another fact is the British empire fought most of the wars using an army that was full of men from it's colon...
by negi
05 Oct 2017 14:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 2672
Views: 249353

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

By the way IN's class of ships that runs on latest foreign turbines and transmission from germany cannot reach it's top speed (as per the design goal) ; so things in real life different this tendency to take a microscope and find fault with indigenous products needs to go.
by negi
05 Oct 2017 14:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 2672
Views: 249353

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Raghuk, Can you answer why HAL went from a 2-stage gear box to a 3-stage gear box on the LUH. Lower wear and tear and maintenance? I think 'efficiency' i.e. engine size and power being constant (same as ALH engine) only way to vary the SHP at rotor (because rotor size and lift figures for LUH are o...
by negi
03 Oct 2017 22:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Rohingya Menace
Replies: 495
Views: 31949

Re: The Rohingya Menace

Guys remember baba Khurshid himself has long tentacles into the judiciary (he himself is a senior advocate) so if his NGO had any role in getting Rohingyas inside then what the CJI is saying adds up ;basically sab mile hue hain.
by negi
02 Oct 2017 10:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 808
Views: 119504

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

With what they were trying to do with the LCA, it was neither walk nor run, it was more like fly.... Smallest, lightest and stuff. And that too on a stobar version. Criticism of a decision to go behind lightest was right in the early stages right now we have passed that hurdle LCA is flying ; the b...
by negi
01 Oct 2017 10:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 808
Views: 119504

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

When single engine is taking time why would one jump onto another science project ; walk and then run. Jumping onto a twin engine project will not make the existing problems disappear they will crop up in that project as well .
by negi
29 Sep 2017 19:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3107
Views: 212631

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

Lot of people made promises , people remember Admiral's because when the promise was made no one thought that it would materialize. Some who shall not be named even talked about running the streets of Blore without clothes :)
by negi
25 Sep 2017 18:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 808
Views: 119504

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

I think JayS in this thread before rightly pointed out this being a case of aerodynamic interference as both the plane and missile work fine when not together (Python V is in Israeli service for more than 10 years now). I personally think our guys need to stop running these science projects by tryin...
by negi
25 Sep 2017 12:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3659
Views: 142630

Re: Indian Education System

Well Indians love to spend on education so Politicians got into the business :)
by negi
16 Sep 2017 22:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 1341
Views: 238144

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Great news but again we do not seem to be doing a good job of blowing our own trumpet whether one likes it or not but this is needed to change the perception in minds of our own people about domestic weapons. I am not sure if the old R-77 test conducted by the IAF is still around as it is very old n...
by negi
16 Sep 2017 21:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 2919
Views: 235074

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

^ True , actually Adm Joshi and his next in command did not resign together per se at least latter was forced to resign . Latter was one of the finest naval aviators in service had Vice Admiral Shekhar Sinha not retired he would have been the next in line to become the chief of the IN instead of Adm...
by negi
14 Sep 2017 22:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3107
Views: 212631

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

Tanks primarily shoot or engage in LOS mode so I wonder in Himalayan terrain if countering a platform with a same platform makes sense that is like reacting to a threat rather than responding to it . I think in that terrain arming our men with high Pk ATGMs which are light and compact might make a l...
by negi
14 Sep 2017 11:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Rohingya Menace
Replies: 495
Views: 31949

Re: The Rohingya Menace

^ They all might already have ration and Adhar cards :)

I wonder how did they make it to J&K ? IR never does ticketing without ID so did they stick to only buses and rest on foot.
by negi
13 Sep 2017 16:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3651
Views: 311550

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

I am amazed at how moment foreign weapon system gets involved people want to come up with all kinds of excuses ; I have seen how sales cycle happens for even a piddly SW product you go in completely prepared gold plated hardware , RAID 0 storage , low latency network cards etc etc and then you do yo...
by negi
13 Sep 2017 12:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3651
Views: 311550

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

M777 vs the OFB , round#1 score :0-1 . An unstoppable force has met an 'immovable' object take that you Americans :) On a serious note assuming DDM report about M777 trials being done using OFB shells is true one thing is very very clear i.e. it won't matter what gun we buy because guns are useless ...
by negi
12 Sep 2017 11:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Rohingya Menace
Replies: 495
Views: 31949

Re: The Rohingya Menace

So many countries are making noise on our deportation plans, we can offer to ship RMs to their respective countries. You know it I know it it won't happen , I will tell you why because other developed countries do not view these things sentimentally like we all are . USA under Obama only agreed to ...
by negi
12 Sep 2017 11:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Rohingya Menace
Replies: 495
Views: 31949

Re: The Rohingya Menace

You are mixing up issues here . NE's lack of development was our failure to claim that our relations with Myanmar are a major contributing factor reminds me of 'birbal's kichdi' story.
by negi
12 Sep 2017 11:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Rohingya Menace
Replies: 495
Views: 31949

Re: The Rohingya Menace

^ Sir 40k Rohingyas have already crossed over , imagine if we no one intervenes in Mynamar and they displace out all the Rohingyas and they move into Assam and WB we will be looking at a much bigger problem as against militancy in NE; you have to realize that militancy in NE is very very local howev...
by negi
12 Sep 2017 10:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Rohingya Menace
Replies: 495
Views: 31949

Re: The Rohingya Menace

Why is it in India's interest to make enemies of the Myanmar govt.? Pretty stupid idea to destroy perfectly good relations with any ally that is crucial to the stability of India's NorthEastern States. People have already forgotten how difficult it was to manage the north east when Myanmar army and...
by negi
11 Sep 2017 19:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Rohingya Menace
Replies: 495
Views: 31949

Re: The Rohingya Menace

^ There is a subtle difference here; people moving from BD to WB and Assam are crossing over even during the peace time purely in search of jobs and better opportunity ,common language and a porus border does not help . However Rohingya issue is different those guys are moving across due to turmoil ...
by negi
11 Sep 2017 19:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Rohingya Menace
Replies: 495
Views: 31949

Re: The Rohingya Menace

^ BD is buffer between us and Rohingya nonsense , if we foment trouble in BD chances of people moving into WB and Assam are higher than them moving to Mynamar . Stable BD is in our interest make no mistake so is Myanmar and hence my suggestion.
by negi
11 Sep 2017 19:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Rohingya Menace
Replies: 495
Views: 31949

Re: The Rohingya Menace

Rohingyas are already settled in Myanmar no one can do anything about it just like we cannot do anything with illegal BDs and Rohingyas in India; my suggestion is perhaps sentimentally not compliant with general feelings but feelings never help national interests . Our interest lies in preventing in...

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