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by Kanson
19 Oct 2019 19:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4999
Views: 961980

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

First, We are not buying literally & figuratively whatever france wants to sell us. 2. We have taken help from france so far in assessment or aduit of the work/progress so far we achieved in Kaveri. 3. In reporting, there are many gaps. Everyone want to break the news or fill the newspaper colum...
by Kanson
19 Oct 2019 18:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 890
Views: 85264

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

@kanson very nice Wikipedia article on Naga Kings. As an Andhra it is perspective-altering. Nagas are everywhere in Mahabharata and Naga references are everywhere in Andhra and in Telugu idiom. (Though Andhras are, I believe, mentioned separately in MB as a tribe that fought on the side of Kauravas...
by Kanson
18 Oct 2019 19:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 890
Views: 85264

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

Name Aravanadu/Aravallu are attributed to nagas who settled in Krishna-Guntur region(established facts) a few thousand years ago. Intially they spoke their own language but later they spoke tamil or tamil too. They are tamil literature which shows the nagas patronage to tamil language. So when Telu...
by Kanson
17 Oct 2019 21:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 2180
Views: 256842

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

Any description/ info on the last pic?
by Kanson
17 Oct 2019 21:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1889
Views: 497112

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

I believe Spike that is procured is not for its prime objective - that is Anti-tank.
Fire&Forget capability along with MITL of Spike provides very interesting possibilities for IA in challenging environment.

Have you seen the type of target used in the recent test of Man Portable Nag?
by Kanson
17 Oct 2019 18:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 890
Views: 85264

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

Thanks Shyam SP garu. So it looks like Aravanadu is essentially Pallavanadu which has more Telugu influence (Pallavas telugu origin theory and migration to TN , pallavas ruling both southern AP and Northern TN etc etc) and hence Telugus have more memories of it compared to other parts of TN. Aravan...
by Kanson
17 Oct 2019 17:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 890
Views: 85264

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

You may want to watch this Dr Nagaswami's video where he explains core Tamil area and surrounding areas and beyond those surrounding areas. That is geographical view from core Tamilnadu which according to him is Kavery delta area. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tVUKw9M95I Aravanadu and Vaduganadu...
by Kanson
17 Oct 2019 17:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 890
Views: 85264

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

While some worked for Velama Nayakas that spread until Aravanadu, Northern Tamilnadu districts. Aravanadu is Tamilnadu for Telugus and Aravallu is Tamil people. Only Telugus (and may be Kannadigas ) use 'Aravanadu' and aravallu i guess . I never seen Tamils using it and prefer the prakrit/sanskrit ...
by Kanson
17 Oct 2019 16:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 890
Views: 85264

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

ramana wrote:It means the areas in modern Northern TN

No actually as per historical records & books on that, it is southern Andhra state.
by Kanson
14 Sep 2019 10:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1889
Views: 497112

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Kanson, "Brimstone doesnt need mast mounted radar or thermal sight, you just have to point them in the target direction, rest it will do" Any weapon which is launched anyplace needs to be sure it is attacking opponents or real targets. Otherwise, civilians will be taken out or you go brok...
by Kanson
14 Sep 2019 09:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1889
Views: 497112

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Only Spyder-MR, Derby with booster has height ceiling of around 14 km.
Pls find out the height ceiling of Spyder-SR.
Of these two, pls find out which one participated in Indian Army SR-SAM tender.
Obviously you will know the answer.
by Kanson
13 Sep 2019 11:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1889
Views: 497112

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Even the baseline Akash SAM has demonstrated counter-PGM capability having successfully intercepted SPICE 2000 glide bombs during acceptance trials as revealed by @DRDO_India. DRDO says that it can intercept targets at altitudes as low as 30 metres. https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/1171285263059...
by Kanson
13 Sep 2019 10:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4004
Views: 625795

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

IBGs are like Rapid Reaction force. First to respond to the arising situation. Since they have to go there first and hold, they are made as complete unit as possible to do the job with all the needed elements till further units come to the scene. Or melt & mellow the situtation for the offensive...
by Kanson
13 Sep 2019 09:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1889
Views: 497112

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Kanson: Helina is also LOAL. Needs to be launched in the general direction. The mast + radar it to know what the general direction needs to be. Helina, that we know, that as described by the development team of drdo, needs significant manual intervention in LOAL mode before missile could take over....
by Kanson
12 Sep 2019 19:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1889
Views: 497112

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Check out this concept tank-destroyer - collaboration between Poland & MBDA. Looks like what Namica could be, once we equip it with Helina & SANT. I am curious how they packed 24 Brimstones in a BMP-2 carrier (same as Namica). Nag dimensions are similar to Brimstone and Namica carries only ...
by Kanson
01 Sep 2019 00:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1889
Views: 497112

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Incredible video. 2 of the panelists were gold! The journalist as usual..halfway house. But what an info packed program. Thanks VinodTK. The gentleman not only acknowledged the learning from Trishul but also from that of Maitri project. Interesting where we keep saying that Maitri project was cance...
by Kanson
31 Aug 2019 23:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1889
Views: 497112

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Any particular advantage/disadvantage of MMW vs Ku-band seekers? 1) Wiki tells me that MMW seekers suffer more atmospheric attenuation. Is that why they're not preferred for A2A or SAM applications? 2) If so, why is MMW preferred for an ATGM role vs Ku-band? Better resolution? mmW seeker is ideal f...
by Kanson
31 Aug 2019 23:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1889
Views: 497112

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

[quote="Karan M"]Please provide the link. AFAIK no such news was reported.

It was reported in Indian news portal on Modi's first trip to Israel. I currently dont have that link/archive.
by Kanson
11 Aug 2019 23:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3493
Views: 358181

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Even this is very late. It should have happened in 2002-2004 timeframe. 1990's , you see lot of conversion started and took root in the sub-continent. You name it, odissa, Andhra, TN... or Guj/raj... If i'm not wrong Jousha project came to existence at that time. It is not only EJs, more Gelf/Gulf c...
by Kanson
07 Aug 2019 18:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1889
Views: 497112

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

If we look at S400 system's missile components, 1. 40N6 400km - I guess we have to buy. No equivalence. 2. 48N6 250km - we are trying to develop as XRSAM 3. 9M96 120 km - this is where MRSAM barak-NG comes in 4. 9M96 40 km - Akash variants & qrsam does the job. So just wondering, Parrikar as RM ...
by Kanson
07 Aug 2019 17:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1889
Views: 497112

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Previous govt engaged in tech transfer of long range sam seeker. Tech transfer from whom? TIA. Israel. It was in the news. On Modi's trip to Israel. Various drdo officials including reddy garu mentioned, India will have complete self reliance in missile tech by 2022. It is expected, we reach there ...
by Kanson
06 Aug 2019 21:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 591044

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Atleast now we have some anecdotal references that BJP & its sister org plan for long term & work for it in meticulous manner. So does BJP/NDA gov. To give simple example, by 2014/15 for GE2019 they have indentified 4 to 5 areas to have last mile push effect. And they work on these through m...
by Kanson
06 Aug 2019 20:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 591044

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Even in this episode , bakis has given enough support, playing exactly into the hands what GoI was hoping for...
by Kanson
06 Aug 2019 20:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 591044

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

No you are not getting what im implying. Ofcoure they are prepared, but GoI is hoping for P.ak to commit that blunder...
by Kanson
06 Aug 2019 20:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 591044

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Why not? Anyway why only aksai chin? Erstwhile princely state has claims to chunk of land in Tibet, which Nehru convinently made no claim. I am not giving logic for or against Aksai Chin. I am just stating that Modi is not going to do anything on Aksai Chin "anytime soon". I will make it ...
by Kanson
06 Aug 2019 20:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 591044

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Anujan wrote:Bajwa has sent a clear threat that large scale support for jihad will begin soon

That exactly what is GoI hoping for.. :wink:
by Kanson
06 Aug 2019 20:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1889
Views: 497112

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Sjha tweets - XRSAM has entered test phase. Wow, that's a pleasant surprise. Is test phase == test launch soon? Also what do we know about this system till date? All i remember is talk of 200-300 km range missile a few years back and then nothing more. Previous govt engaged in tech transfer of long...
by Kanson
06 Aug 2019 20:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1889
Views: 497112

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Any particular advantage/disadvantage of MMW vs Ku-band seekers? 1) Wiki tells me that MMW seekers suffer more atmospheric attenuation. Is that why they're not preferred for A2A or SAM applications? 2) If so, why is MMW preferred for an ATGM role vs Ku-band? Better resolution? Mmw is much like IIR....
by Kanson
06 Aug 2019 20:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 591044

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

pankajs wrote:
Karthik S wrote:Guys any idea how we can get aksai chin back?

Not anytime soon. Modi is not superhuman.

Why not?

Anyway why only aksai chin?
Erstwhile princely state has claims to chunk of land in Tibet, which Nehru convinently made no claim.
by Kanson
11 May 2019 09:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 528223

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Based on signals from BJP HQ, close to 5th phase & after 5th phase there seems to be a big relief. I leave it here without my interpretation.

Whatever that signal may be, bjp is going to cross 300 all the way for nda to close on 400.
by Kanson
05 May 2019 17:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 528223

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Tamilnadu Projections by Spick Media (the one which got the 2016 TN Assembly correct) Parties Seats Vote Percentage NDA 13 35.25% UPA 21 38.26% AMMK-SDPI 5 20.25% Makkal Needhi Maiam 00 3.12% Naam Tamilar 00 2.10% Others 00 1.02% By Polls Parties Seats Vote Share DMK 08 32.29% AIADMK 05 28.33% AMMK...
by Kanson
30 Apr 2019 01:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 528223

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

rgosain wrote:
Kanson wrote:
Anyway you will come to know on may 23rd. Lets see, you will know.


A Malbec is my favourite tipple, so I shall raise a glass to you. Back in 2014, I celebrated with a large chilled 25 year Caribbean Rum and coconut water.
Cheers

:) you can wait till 23rd...
by Kanson
30 Apr 2019 01:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 528223

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

People here started with numbers like 220- for bjp. After 3rd phase , there are reports that bjp can reach majority on its own. What kind of analysis is this to say 220/240 then? Just that they are giving beautiful terms like 'Optimism' for their own dilemma. They are hiding behind such fanciful ter...
by Kanson
30 Apr 2019 00:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 528223

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

The well meaning folks in BRF are putting lot of counters to "perfume on EVM" and other techniques without grasping the ground realities that a. These techniques are not be all and end all; they are tools to a pervasive vote machinery that are not afraid to get violent given legal support...
by Kanson
30 Apr 2019 00:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 528223

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Update: even this number is bit conservative and could very well exceed. Dont want to put a number, but there is a high chance of NDA crossing the above 399 mark. Jai Hind! 8) What are you guys smoking.. Some of those numbers are hopelelessly optimistic and borne out of wishful thinking. The SP-BSP...
by Kanson
29 Apr 2019 21:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 528223

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Kanson wrote:NDA tally is 399

Update: even this number is bit conservative and could very well exceed. Dont want to put a number, but there is a high chance of NDA crossing the above 399 mark. Jai Hind! 8)
by Kanson
21 Apr 2019 19:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1889
Views: 497112

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Only from rahul bedi/janes. Others who reported are quoting janes.
by Kanson
21 Apr 2019 17:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1889
Views: 497112

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

You know, Spike-SR (range:1.5 km) doesn't need a laucher. It is shoulder fired.
by Kanson
19 Apr 2019 21:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3855
Views: 536024

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

http://idrw.org/india-has-the-mother-of-nuclear-bombs-pm-modi-on-calling-paks-nuclear-bluff/#more-198495 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said he did not fall prey to Pakistan’s nuclear blackmail, because India has the “ mother of nuclear bombs ”. Addressing a campaign rally at Surendranag...

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