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by Nalla Baalu
26 Sep 2020 05:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3639
Views: 1019383

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Assuming the commentary of the person recording is correct, shoulder fired SAM against a low flying receding target?
by Nalla Baalu
24 Sep 2020 23:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3639
Views: 1019383

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

During BMD Phase-1 development days, an out of turn Prithvi test was a precursor to Interceptor test, essentially to assess readiness of rest of the elements and achieve an 'electronic intercept'. Night user trial of Prithvi II missile successfully test fired from ITR Hmm is this related to the tens...
by Nalla Baalu
13 Sep 2020 23:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Shiva Bhoomi, Manasa Sarovar & Tibet Mukti Sangharsh
Replies: 84
Views: 10248

Re: Shiva Bhoomi, Manasa Sarovar & Tibet Mukti Sangharsh

Home minister for Tibetan Govt in Exile makes a case for renewed/additional efforts from India.

by Nalla Baalu
13 Sep 2020 03:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3672
Views: 689679

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Per NDTV, ETA for next set is November and final deliveries by 2021 (End of the year, presumably).

https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/5-rafal ... ts-2293087

asbchakri wrote:So when do the next batch start coming
by Nalla Baalu
11 Sep 2020 07:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2372
Views: 389878

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Saar, IMHO, the qouted news article reads like rinse-repeat of 'desired state of bilateral relationship' and an obvious lack of consensus on who to blame for recent readjustments. Its status-quo in diplomatese onlee! Looks like Chincom foreign minister and EAM Jayshankar have reached some kind of a ...
by Nalla Baalu
24 Aug 2020 17:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3639
Views: 1019383

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Saar, are you sure of authenticity of this content/company? Cursory look at content of its 'website' and profiles of the 'employees' do not inspire confidence that its a startup ready to test a HGV. https://www.issuewire.com/india-ready-to-test-hypersonic-glide-vehicle-1674805094079904 [b]India read...
by Nalla Baalu
22 Jul 2020 22:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3639
Views: 1019383

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

I presume thats a test at lower end of the range envelope (0.5 - 7 KM)

Raveen wrote:
TushS wrote:
Is that a failed test? Missile seems to be fallen in the water? :roll:



That's the dummy warhead that fell, whole discussion on twitter, they wouldn't release a failed test video for sure.
by Nalla Baalu
05 Jul 2020 09:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3639
Views: 1019383

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

... Honestly, the biggest heartbreak is the Nirbhay which was dragged on by a terrible lab like ADE and now when we really needed it, we are rejoicing the fact that R&D has been sanctioned for a LRCM with a decade long timeline( which atleast Mk 1 should have been in service) ... sum saar, per ...
by Nalla Baalu
21 Jun 2020 23:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 965740

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

A request to those of you here who have read my book - `2022, India's two front war'. Though a hardcore military read meant mainly for enthusiasts, such as this forum, sales are picking up due to the current situation. Royalties from the book go to our army battle casualties fund. There is a guy I'...
by Nalla Baalu
31 Mar 2020 09:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7687
Views: 831979

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Pratyush wrote:IIRC, BiPap machine is for sleep apnea. Don't know how effective it will be for dealing with CCP virus.


Interesting. Likely a case of the distributors pulling a fast one on clue-less hoarders.
by Nalla Baalu
31 Mar 2020 08:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7687
Views: 831979

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Incredible! Hoarding Extremes of Ventilators. WELL-OFF STOCKPILING VENTILATORS Naman Jain of Teerthanker Mahaveer Traders in Delhi disclosed how high-ranking officials and housing societies are stockpiling portable ventilators, just in case. An assistant commissioner of police, he insisted, was one...
by Nalla Baalu
30 Mar 2020 23:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7687
Views: 831979

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Fervently hope Powers-that-are are using all technical means available to keep tabs on large-size congregations of last 2-3 weeks and in real time. Especially in hot spot clusters.
by Nalla Baalu
30 Mar 2020 19:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7687
Views: 831979

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

According to this news report, some of the recent cases across the country have been traced back to this event.

SRoy wrote:In the meanwhile, Delhi Police has cordon off Nizamuddin. Peacefuls in Tableeghi Jamaat gathering were over thousands. Some 300 were found COVID19 positive today.
by Nalla Baalu
22 Mar 2020 07:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7687
Views: 831979

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

CDC has done away with the need to validate test from about a week ago. CDC testing page ^^^ Not really. PResumptive positive means that the patient has been tested and the test came out positive, but the test result is to be confirmed by the CDC (not sure if they re-test a portion sample or just lo...
by Nalla Baalu
08 Oct 2019 06:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1083659

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

C saar, I agree. Initial years of operational service is also where you discover early life failure modes related to Serial Production QA/QC pit-falls, workmanship, etc. Once these are addressed out, random failure modes and wear related failure modes remain. The former get tackled with some proacti...
by Nalla Baalu
01 Oct 2019 06:59
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 688
Views: 179175

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Poof. Didnt read Indranil's post about time stamps above.
by Nalla Baalu
30 Sep 2019 04:39
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 688
Views: 179175

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Saar, at Vizag, you can watch Mig-29K on landing approach and take-off roll from INS Dega, standing in balconies of most apartment buildings. Earlier this summer, they were buzzing the skies every morning like clock-work. You can also spot them parked under sheds from waiting lounge of VTZ airport. ...
by Nalla Baalu
29 Sep 2019 22:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 469
Views: 118827

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

Apparently edges of any accessible panel could potentially act as reflective edge on low frequncy radars, so practice is to line them up similar to main angles of the jet.
abhik wrote:Probably some sort of antenna, F-35 has a very distinct lighter colored hexagon that is reportedly a GPS antenna.
by Nalla Baalu
29 Sep 2019 04:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 469
Views: 118827

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

Them, twin hexagons on the spine, refuelling receptacle doors? Dont recall seeing them in AI2019 images of Aam-Kha

Rakesh wrote:https://twitter.com/Leopard212/status/1174609089575309312 ---> Rajnath Singh meets the AMCA scale model.

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by Nalla Baalu
28 Sep 2019 22:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5327
Views: 706351

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Yes, according to the news reports, pepetrator was nabbed later that afternoon.

Mort Walker wrote:^^^Has the killer been caught? I can’t tell from the news reports.
by Nalla Baalu
23 Sep 2019 06:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4602
Views: 758728

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

More like a minor irritant to folks who were using one of the 5-odd entrances into the NRG stadium. On my way into the stadium, I could see a stretch of quarter-mile (on a street with total four lanes) cordoned-off for protestors numbering 250-300. By the time event ended they were no where to be se...
by Nalla Baalu
23 Sep 2019 05:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4602
Views: 758728

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

But, nothing can prepare you for 50K compatriots singing aloud Jana Gana Mana . Goose Bumps! PS: I heard from folks watching on TV/Youtube that crowd chanting/responses were not captured. Must be the acoustics of the place or microphones on devices. The kids messed up the Indian anthem, IMHO. Probab...
by Nalla Baalu
22 Sep 2019 20:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4602
Views: 758728

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

There is a rancous one on Kirby south of Westridge at the entrance to NRG Blue lot. Banners, flags and works!


mappunni wrote:Humongous crowds in Houston. No signs of protests. Crowds going crazy.
by Nalla Baalu
21 Sep 2019 08:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4602
Views: 758728

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

CRS saar, Me was waitlisted due to late registration, thankfully confirmed earlier in the week but consigned to nose-bleed section onlee. Looking forward to the event. Yes, I too am traveling from Dallas but I am driving myself, planning on driving tomorrow afternoon. IANT is the organization thru w...
by Nalla Baalu
21 Sep 2019 02:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3473
Views: 724086

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Vikram Lander's uncontrolled descent.

Karan M wrote:Its ok, no big deal. BTW, what happened on September 7th.
by Nalla Baalu
21 Sep 2019 01:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3473
Views: 724086

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Mihir wrote:
Nalla Baalu wrote:

*Rubs eyes*

A rare sighting! Could it really be...?

Looks like someone is taking great efforts to revive historic BRF assets! :eek:


Apologies gents for crying wolf!

I blame my current bout of posts to despair post-Sept 7th.

Cheers onlee!
by Nalla Baalu
20 Sep 2019 20:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3473
Views: 724086

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Pretty sad commentary of state of things back then. I wager the developer and intended user were given Hobson's choice: take it or leave it. Developer in this case unwittingly becomes punching bag for auditors. The Week's Article on CAG Observations :eek: Was unaware of this. May I point out one unp...
by Nalla Baalu
20 Sep 2019 17:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3473
Views: 724086

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

:eek: Was unaware of this.
Karan M wrote:May I point out one unpopular point, though..the aircraft didn't meet IAF ASR requirements, but was chosen nonetheless (vs other better alternatives).
...
by Nalla Baalu
19 Sep 2019 21:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3473
Views: 724086

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Agree. Everyone and their naani know that airframe supplier had to "deal" to win contract with the previous govt. It is rather unfair to put the blame exclusively on them. Have RM issue a "kadi ninda" and a token fine for unethical practices and get the program back online. why c...
by Nalla Baalu
19 Sep 2019 16:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4479
Views: 835396

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Also, the tactics employed depend on defensive posturing of the adversary. In this case, apparently using rocky outcrops on the slope as shields. No line of sight. Perhaps, lofty trajectory of UBG or mortar helps. Aim for impact right behind the outcrop and radius of impact should get them. With equ...
by Nalla Baalu
16 Sep 2019 02:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4311
Views: 741756

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

Upfront there was a disclaimer that he is not getting into indigenisation of strategic systems. Significant detail on kind of collaboration with academia and industry. Mentions which universities have got what going on. Talked on modes of industrial hand holding: built-to-specs, built-to-design, for...
by Nalla Baalu
15 Sep 2019 19:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 758784

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Any fellow jingos registered for this Modi event @ Houston?

vijayk wrote:https://thewire.in/diplomacy/trump-might-appear-at-modi-rally-in-houston/amp

Trump might appear at Modi event
by Nalla Baalu
15 Sep 2019 00:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4311
Views: 741756

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

Reminds me of similar such interaction of Dr. Reddy immediately after ASAT test earlier rhis year. The press corps with cameras had full access to all the visuals, but the official cameraman freezes the frame of the DRDO chief. Apparently resident editor/producer has not heard of picture-in-picture ...
by Nalla Baalu
15 Sep 2019 00:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 2274
Views: 335655

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

https://www.indiatoday.in/amp/magazine/cover-story/story/20190923-what-went-wrong-with-vikram-1598302-2019-09-13?__twitter_impression=true Raj Chengappa (appears like he bides his time nowadays to write only on 'epochal' events) alludes to potential trouble during 'Absolute Navigation Phase' that wa...
by Nalla Baalu
14 Sep 2019 00:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 2274
Views: 335655

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

Interesting comment on sloshing from the good advisor, but I would be really surprised if this issue has not been addressed by rocket-scientists. In other industries, eg: where hydrualic controls are employed, this problem is solved by storing control fluid in accumulators. The pre-charge, typically...
by Nalla Baalu
13 Sep 2019 04:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 2274
Views: 335655

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

UB saar, please to refer below from yak's mouth. Lander carried 3x redundant altimeters onlee, 2x ka-band and 1x laser. Gee! Interest dropped faster than the term "Kashmir" from the news. Sep. 15 is still far away. Question: How do they know the altimeter was not off? That is what happened...
by Nalla Baalu
09 Sep 2019 22:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 2274
Views: 335655

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

R saar, entire descent was autonomous without any control signal from the Orbiter or the MCC. JayS, What if the 500m shortfall from target landing zone had rocks and caused the lander to tilt sideways. And communications were lost at time of velocity=58m/sec. Maybe the lander went autopilot and did ...
by Nalla Baalu
07 Sep 2019 13:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 2274
Views: 335655

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

I presume that cylinder is the payload adapter that Vikram 'sat-on' until the recent separation. The length possibly dictated by the need to keep lander's legs clear off orbiter body/chassis/instruments. From News18: Is that a ‘UGE camera or what? https://images.news18.com/ibnlive/uploads/2019/07/Or...
by Nalla Baalu
23 Aug 2019 18:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 758784

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Hyderbad US consulate has longest waiting times in India for Visa appointments. Current waiting time for H1B visa appointment @ HYD is in excess of 4 months. They are currently using Chiran fort (Nizam vintage?) in Begumpet. They are literally using windows of the main building as interview counters...

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