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by Kanson
01 Apr 2020 14:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2306
Views: 664633

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

When I spoke to IAF guys, they convinced me that 6 A2A missiles per aircraft that too a light one is more than enough . Enough as in facing Pakistan? Or against China's entire might as well? Pls do ask them if permissible, when streched thin , against the combined might of both Pak & china, do ...
by Kanson
20 Feb 2020 22:40
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Modi Appoints Chief of Defence Staff (CDS): News and Discussions
Replies: 216
Views: 39894

Re: Modi Appoints Chief of Defence Staff (CDS): News and Discussions

Hope this thread will be preserved. Thx.

Title that could be:

Establishment of CDS & Evolution of New Commands - NEWS
CDS Appointment & Command Restructuring - News & Discussion
CDS & Commands - Rejig & its narrative
by Kanson
20 Feb 2020 22:03
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Modi Appoints Chief of Defence Staff (CDS): News and Discussions
Replies: 216
Views: 39894

Re: Modi Appoints Chief of Defence Staff (CDS): News and Discussions

Maybe better to capture all the reorg happening in one thread. This includes commands I believe. Once these commands become operational, i guess it warrants separate threads to capture their operation activities. JMT.
by Kanson
18 Feb 2020 19:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1773
Views: 246758

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

Unless ofcourse if we believe MWF&AMCA will take that long to enter...

Maybe those in high office knows exactly of these timelines and their repercussions.

And this reflects in their statements. Pls check DRDO/ADA chief's
recent statements.
by Kanson
18 Feb 2020 19:02
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Modi Appoints Chief of Defence Staff (CDS): News and Discussions
Replies: 216
Views: 39894

Re: Modi Appoints Chief of Defence Staff (CDS): News and Discussions

How this new J&K Th Com could enhace the security setup from the existing one?
by Kanson
18 Feb 2020 18:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2604
Views: 713322

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

One more junk deal to please someone else. AIM-120C Jai Ho! India to buy NASAMS-II Look US has soo many leverage points , I think from 2008 onwards it is pretty clear, we need buy a lot of weapons from them. If we dont want MRCA from them but need GE engines, we definately have to compensate them, ...
by Kanson
18 Feb 2020 18:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2604
Views: 713322

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Larger cruciform shaped wings on the MPATGM, fins at the end are also different. https://www.livefistdefence.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/1.jpg BDL design has a completely different layout for the midbody fins and even the other ones. Its clearly a completely different design. https://www.armyrec...
by Kanson
19 Jan 2020 18:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1351
Views: 155290

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

Language: 'malayALam'. Here the first l and second L are different sounds. There is no language like 'malayali' People of the language : malayALi. According to Royal Thiruvithamkoor(Travancore) document, MalayaLam indeed is made up of two tamil words: Malai (mountain) + Aazham (depth) . Malai has s...
by Kanson
19 Jan 2020 17:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2306
Views: 664633

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

Kartik, you had asked a variety of questions earlier. I think one line can answer all of your questions. All IOC Mk1s will be brought to FOC standard. They will be brought to Mk1A+ standard at MLU. Two Questions ---> 1) Will they likely order more than 83 Mk1As? 2) Can HAL continue production of th...
by Kanson
19 Jan 2020 17:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2306
Views: 664633

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

It was designed to goto FOC standard directly. No IOC. Those jets are made to "Production standard", that is FOC standard. This is i believe what he meant. There are no intermediates, this is to reduce time. I don't believe that. Every program progresses through phases and the IOC is a ph...
by Kanson
04 Jan 2020 17:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 734
Views: 202908

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

https://twitter.com/hvtiaf/status/1212936606685904896?s=19 This is a coarse surface model, to estimate ball-park sizing, rough positioning, etc. Especially overall size, to fit into small spaces on deck & blast pens. Interesting inputs. Thanks everyone. But this tweet will add more speculation....
by Kanson
04 Jan 2020 17:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2604
Views: 713322

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Both MLPGM & SANT uses mmW seeker in single mode or when employs dual mode will retain mmW seeker. SANT launched from aircraft; MLPGM from Tactical Ballistic Missile like Prithvi. So both are air-lauched. While it may appear as very new, it goes far back to period when Prithvi missile was operat...
by Kanson
21 Dec 2019 11:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2604
Views: 713322

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

I guess with controllable fins etc. The rocket can manoeuvre itself to longer ranges and hit the specific target It is said that GMLRS-ER uses such mechanism to extend the range. Though it doesn't have nose mounted fins it uses GPS assisted active fight path correction & adjustment. It is belie...
by Kanson
21 Dec 2019 11:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2604
Views: 713322

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

How does the addition of guidance package increase the range ? From the specs posted a few days ago in the Artillery thread, guided pinaka has same length (5175mm) and weight (325kg) and heavier payload (+15kg for the GNC kit), meaning less propellant than the standard Mk2. So, how can it double th...
by Kanson
21 Dec 2019 11:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2604
Views: 713322

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

tsarkar wrote:Not sure where ANI got the range extension from when GoI press release and DRDO Tech Focus says 75 km


Have we compare the GMLRS & GMLRS-ER , it is easier to understand the way Pinaka is progressing.
by Kanson
14 Dec 2019 16:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2306
Views: 664633

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

So what exactly does this mean? The prototype of the Tejas (Mk-II) is expected to be flying in about two years. The metal cutting will take about a year to 18 months. Tejas Mk -II, which will be fitted with a GE-414 engine, is scheduled to make its first flight in 2024. . That the prototype will fl...
by Kanson
30 Nov 2019 19:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2604
Views: 713322

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

It took the DRDO hours to react, but the operative part of the PR statement that alarmed the Indian missile team is likely to have been: ‘With the confidence in the Spike missile established, the Indian Army may need to revisit their plans for 3rd Gen missiles. Both the DRDO ATGM programme, as well...
by Kanson
30 Nov 2019 18:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2604
Views: 713322

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Alright, the MPATGM features a cooled seeker. Went looking for the 1 credible source of info, the DRDO newsletter. https://www.drdo.gov.in/sites/default/files/newsletter-document/Nov_18.pdf Also, clear compare to the Javelin and SPIKE MR. Concur, that the SPIKE LR may replace Konkurs (if it works) ...
by Kanson
28 Nov 2019 16:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 657770

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Godse a Deshbhakt is such no no that causes even BJP top brass to have concussions. He killed Gandhi and no one is condoning him for that but how does that make him a Deshdrohi. Did someone call Nehru Deshdrohi for losing parts of India ? We still are stuck with 'Log kya kahenge'. No, you are not g...
by Kanson
28 Nov 2019 16:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2604
Views: 713322

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

K4 & A4, are two different approaches or solutions to the same problem. ---------------- You know like the debate here, media started the same debate thanks to journos who wanted to pit drdo against IN; particularly one journo who was close to IN because of his connection, played it up further. ...
by Kanson
28 Nov 2019 16:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 923
Views: 236996

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

https://defense-update.com/20191127_long_range_artillery.html 76 km shot with VLAP. Using 25 lt chamber. If one uses the same projectile then DRDO ATAGS outperforms Denel 155mm G6 25L chamber gun by 10%. This is where the equation stands now. If Denel G6 can fire VLAP to 76 km, the same projectile ...
by Kanson
19 Oct 2019 19:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5219
Views: 1051083

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: 1351
Views: 155290

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: 1351
Views: 155290

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: 2219
Views: 289304

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: 2604
Views: 713322

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: 1351
Views: 155290

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: 1351
Views: 155290

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: 1351
Views: 155290

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: 1351
Views: 155290

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: 2604
Views: 713322

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: 2604
Views: 713322

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: 2604
Views: 713322

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: 4150
Views: 706511

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: 2604
Views: 713322

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: 2604
Views: 713322

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: 2604
Views: 713322

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: 2604
Views: 713322

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: 2604
Views: 713322

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: 6692
Views: 657770

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...

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