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by R Sharma
06 Dec 2008 08:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 960561

Re: China Military Watch

Probably the QBZ-95. Standard issue for the PLA Infantry.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QBZ-95
by R Sharma
31 Jul 2007 07:49
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 320
Views: 101574

Another thing of note though is that the Los Alamos is in New Mexico so the UNM thing might be to go there eventually. Anyway, how are you so sure that it was the US that approached him and not the Indian armed forces? He doesn't indicate it anywhere, and the army hat in the video is the Indian Army...
by R Sharma
30 Jul 2007 19:08
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 320
Views: 101574

PostPosted: 30 Jul 2007 Post subject: Sumeet wrote: http://www.ibnlive.com/videos/45793/planet-to-be-named-after-mumbai-boy.html What defense application can be of this device developed by rishin which is also being sought after by some leading defense force ? Each time I hear this news, I feel ext...
by R Sharma
19 Dec 2006 08:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army History Thread
Replies: 935
Views: 153252

I had a few questions about nicknames of some of the infantry regiments. I know a couple of nicknames 8 GR => Shiny Eights 5 GR => Frontier Force Rajputana Rifles => Raj Rif Can someone tell me if there are more nicks for the IA regiments? Also, Is the 1 GR still called the Malaun Regiment? The 3GR ...
by R Sharma
02 Dec 2006 01:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Defence Websites Watch
Replies: 211
Views: 59797

Eastern Command website

Nicely done website, much better than the official Indian Army website!!
by R Sharma
01 Dec 2006 19:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Defence Websites Watch
Replies: 211
Views: 59797

Question for the webmasters: I am updating the info on the Gorkha Rifles on wikipedia using BR is my source. I have uploaded the regimental insignia on the web. Is that okay? Also I may be doing this for the rest of the Gorkha Rifles too. I am just sick of searching for Gorkha Rifles and getting th...
by R Sharma
01 Dec 2006 19:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Defence Websites Watch
Replies: 211
Views: 59797

Question for the webmasters: I am updating the info on the Gorkha Rifles on wikipedia using BR is my source. I have uploaded the regimental insignia on the web. Is that okay? Also I may be doing this for the rest of the Gorkha Rifles too. I am just sick of searching for Gorkha Rifles and getting the...
by R Sharma
01 Dec 2006 17:35
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Strategic Implications of India's ABM Test
Replies: 322
Views: 77110

can someone scan the India Today article and upload it on imageshack or something?
by R Sharma
01 Dec 2006 00:29
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: India tests Prithvi based ABM-2
Replies: 324
Views: 68911

No. What the report says is that no Prithvis will be used with the GreenPine. And the Minister is correct. Why would you want a SSM with a ABM radar to be used as a SAM. He doesnt say Prithvi tech wont be used. Aha I see the point now. He does not mention a modified Prithvi in the statement. Thanks.
by R Sharma
01 Dec 2006 00:16
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: India tests Prithvi based ABM-2
Replies: 324
Views: 68911

So in other words, the Prithvi could have been integrated with another "indigenous" version of the Greenpine just not called the Greenpine? I guess my question is, has the DRDO developed an equivalent of the Greenpine that was tested with this test?
by R Sharma
30 Nov 2006 19:37
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: India tests Prithvi based ABM-2
Replies: 324
Views: 68911

To Abhishek's point, last year I was discussing the unique geopolitical situation that India is in with a Brigadier (now Maj General) of the Indian Army. He pretty much reiterated the same points that Abhishek made about India's position. India is currently being wooed by all sides, Russians want In...
by R Sharma
30 Nov 2006 03:56
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: India tests Prithvi based ABM-2
Replies: 324
Views: 68911

Here is the entire article Indians Divided on Air Defense Weigh Domestic, U.S. Solutions By VIVEK RAGHUVANSHI, NEW DELHI A battle is brewing here between the United Progressive Alliance government and the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) over India’s future air defense needs. W...
by R Sharma
30 Nov 2006 03:15
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: India tests Prithvi based ABM-2
Replies: 324
Views: 68911

Edit: Remember even when we did the pokhran2, we violated no treaty. Hmm.... Lets see... the NPT and CTBT!! We are one of only 4 (then 3) nations that had not signed it but that does not mean that we did not violate those treaties in the eyes of the world. And there is a slight difference between t...
by R Sharma
30 Nov 2006 02:51
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: India tests Prithvi based ABM-2
Replies: 324
Views: 68911

i just scanned a bunch of western newspaper sites - little mention of the missile tests apart from 'it happened' not sure that anyone really has put much importance to it... could also be a reflection on the acceptance of india as a major player on the world stage Well I wouldn't expect the West to...
by R Sharma
30 Nov 2006 02:20
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: India tests Prithvi based ABM-2
Replies: 324
Views: 68911

I think we should worry about Russians giving the Chinese "their best". Talking about border issues, the US also has border issues with Canada, but they are the best of friends. kindly read history of China-USSR relations. Gentlemen, Off topic so I will stop here. My point was that in the...
by R Sharma
30 Nov 2006 02:12
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: India tests Prithvi based ABM-2
Replies: 324
Views: 68911

however, look at the present condition of pukistan, an economy which is surviving because of US and western baksheesh & other favors ....... and under current precarious economic circumstances pukes will have to as Arun_S & Abhishek say increase their nuclear arsenal and at the same time th...
by R Sharma
30 Nov 2006 02:04
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: India tests Prithvi based ABM-2
Replies: 324
Views: 68911

Dont worry Russians will never give chinese "their best". They have their own security issue as they had border dispute and chinas govt has this odd obsession of annexxation. I think we should worry about Russians giving the Chinese "their best". Talking about border issues, the...
by R Sharma
30 Nov 2006 01:56
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: India tests Prithvi based ABM-2
Replies: 324
Views: 68911

Ramana,
What about the S-300?
FMCO/T?? What is that?
by R Sharma
30 Nov 2006 01:37
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: India tests Prithvi based ABM-2
Replies: 324
Views: 68911

The one thing though is that China can purchase ABM technology from Russia. Thinking about it, if there is this Sino-Russia alliance that is brewing, wouldn't it be in Russia's interest to give China the S-300 technology? This in turn can then be given to Pakistan at their request in a "joint ...
by R Sharma
30 Nov 2006 01:06
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: India tests Prithvi based ABM-2
Replies: 324
Views: 68911

The one thing though is that China can purchase ABM technology from Russia. Thinking about it, if there is this Sino-Russia alliance that is brewing, wouldn't it be in Russia's interest to give China the S-300 technology? This in turn can then be given to Pakistan at their request in a "joint d...
by R Sharma
29 Nov 2006 08:24
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: India tests Prithvi based ABM-2
Replies: 324
Views: 68911

Okay, I believe this missile was Indian. But how much help was taken from other countries? I can believe that the Trishul/Akash components must have helped a little bit when it came to developing the second stage of this new missile X. And more importantly, when is the DRDO going to release more inf...
by R Sharma
29 Nov 2006 00:15
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: India Tests Prithvi based ABM
Replies: 334
Views: 59132

Okay lets call it "Antriksh Baan"

Baan is arrow in Hindi. Trust me I got a D in hindi :P
by R Sharma
29 Nov 2006 00:13
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: India Tests Prithvi based ABM
Replies: 334
Views: 59132

Humm had a brief chat with the 5th uncle of fourth nice first grandmother's...you get the drift (called many of these actually on a conference call) , so here is what is happening , please keep this transcript secret No1 (DRDO Scientist - Mr Cryptic) said - Didn't you read the news, it was Prithvi....
by R Sharma
28 Nov 2006 23:43
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: India Tests Prithvi based ABM
Replies: 334
Views: 59132

Just a general question from a mere mortal: Why are we discussing this topic on two threads??? gets a little confusing....
by R Sharma
28 Nov 2006 09:00
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: India Tests Prithvi based ABM
Replies: 334
Views: 59132

You started to think, "I think that there should be some changes to the DRDO" so media achieved what they want.(I am not criticizing; I am just telling the fact) You are half right and half wrong. I do believe that the DRDO needs a restructuring, but it wasn't entirely based on the media....
by R Sharma
28 Nov 2006 08:37
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: India Tests Prithvi based ABM
Replies: 334
Views: 59132

Shiv Aroor and Amitav Ranjan are two chaps who sounded goofy - DRDO dint even bother to refute or confirm the drivel that was fed to these worthies. Reason being DRDO never was intended to market their output by wining and dining these journalistic bottom feeders. And as gurus here have pointed out...
by R Sharma
28 Nov 2006 08:21
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: India Tests Prithvi based ABM
Replies: 334
Views: 59132

Anybody who is remotely interested in Indian defence related issues is already on BR. Or is already on the way to BR. So quit worrying about IE, TOI et all. Well its not about everyone who is on BR. How many Indians (tax payers) are in BR reading this discussion? How many Indians will have their op...
by R Sharma
28 Nov 2006 07:24
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: India Tests Prithvi based ABM
Replies: 334
Views: 59132

Why does the media have to criticize the DRDO for everything? Sure there have been some issues, but a DRDO made missile successfully intercepted an "incoming" BM. If this isn't a step towards indigenous ABM capability, I don't know what else is. I think that there should be some changes to...
by R Sharma
28 Nov 2006 00:05
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: India Tests Prithvi based ABM
Replies: 334
Views: 59132

Hats off to DRDO for developing ABM capability. If this is a true ABM, then I think we should have also developed an active seeker head. If that is true, it would be an amazing development and would help us in the development of the Astra AA missile. Nice work. Also, I don't know if this is a Prihvi...
by R Sharma
27 Nov 2006 21:23
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: India Tests Prithvi based ABM
Replies: 334
Views: 59132

Yugandhar wrote::-?
isn`t "lightyear" a measure of distance rather than time?????


He meant it as a distance... India cannot shootdown something lightyears away yet... which is fine with me... 100 km is good enough to start off with.
by R Sharma
25 Nov 2006 06:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army History Thread
Replies: 935
Views: 153252

Posted by rajkumar BRFite -Trainee Post subject: Oral History of Indian Army in WWII -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/history/standateast.shtml I urge all forumities to click and listen to the series of programme by Mark Tu...
by R Sharma
24 Nov 2006 14:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Google Earth updates more cities and airports in India
Replies: 571
Views: 132340

Paki bases are good. Nice architecture and planning. They are truely designed nicely with proper planning and thought process. ..can get an aircraft up in the air from almost anywhere. I really like their bases. Good ground infrastructure. you guys are right. ahaha :D :D :D :D :D Looking at Paki ba...
by R Sharma
22 Nov 2006 01:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: North East & Eastern Himalayan: News & Discussion
Replies: 1080
Views: 125038

The border roads will go a long way in connecting the North East with the rest of India. What steps can be realized to really develop this part of the country? I guess the first thing to do a SWOT analysis of the region. What exactly are the economic strengths and weaknesses. Find out where the oppo...
by R Sharma
21 Nov 2006 23:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Google Earth updates more cities and airports in India
Replies: 571
Views: 132340

i think on the contrary its important to know about our Pakistani neighbors. Gives us a good snapshot of what our friends are capable of mounting against us. 34° 8'25.29"N 77°32'59.69"E Leh AFB with IL-76 parked. Siachen also looks pretty clear now. Couldn't find any IA positions though....
by R Sharma
21 Nov 2006 22:30
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part VI
Replies: 323
Views: 130537

Hmmm.... I was thinking about a scenario that does not involve Pakistan or China (atleast not directly). Involves a UN operation headed by India in the Persian Gulf circa 2019. It all starts at about 2016 when the Saudi Royal family gets dethroned in a coup d'etat. The military then installs an Imam...
by R Sharma
21 Nov 2006 03:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Google Earth updates more cities and airports in India
Replies: 571
Views: 132340

Mihir wrote:Quite sure. Apaches have four-bladed rotors. Mi-17s have five-bladed ones.


I just noticed that. Hmmm... wasn't mushy letting Bush use some of these airbases for the war in afghanistan?
by R Sharma
21 Nov 2006 03:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Google Earth updates more cities and airports in India
Replies: 571
Views: 132340

Mihir wrote:R Sharma, I believe those choppers are Mi-17s.


Are you sure? They look a little thin for Mi-17
by R Sharma
21 Nov 2006 03:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Google Earth updates more cities and airports in India
Replies: 571
Views: 132340

32° 3'11.65"N 72°40'1.99"E Mirage 3, J-6, F-86, F-104 32° 3'13.82"N 72°39'51.39"E J-7s Sargodha is a huge complex. No wonder the IAF had so many issues trying to disable this airport. It looks really well maintained. Can't seem to find the SAM sites though. Would be interesti...
by R Sharma
21 Nov 2006 03:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Google Earth updates more cities and airports in India
Replies: 571
Views: 132340

32° 1'55.61"N
72°40'8.95"E

possible missile silos.

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