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by Kanson
11 May 2019 09:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 470116

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: 470116

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: 470116

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: 470116

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: 470116

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: 470116

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: 470116

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: 1278
Views: 292893

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: 1278
Views: 292893

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: 3616
Views: 443548

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...
by Kanson
19 Apr 2019 21:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 292893

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Same job can be done with older gen ATGMs which we have in plenty. Spike is a massive overkill for stationery sangars and even most reinforced enemy posts which can be targeted from across border. Both types missiles need Line Of Sight anyway. So it's not that Spike can hit targets behind a hill. O...
by Kanson
11 Apr 2019 17:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 470116

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

320/400 tally: bjp 320 ; nda close to 400 Last time (2014) i somehow managed to predict nda score in the bracket much closer to actual results in poll conducted here. This time i'm using same methodology to give this number. Last time my number was accurate, better than the Mission Shakti Asat test ...
by Kanson
07 Apr 2019 18:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 868
Views: 104681

Re: Indian ASAT Test

India's Anti-Satellite Test Created Dangerous Debris, NASA Chief Says India's Anti-Satellite Missile Test Is a Big Deal. Here's Why. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstein seems to have been administered a kick on his Musharraf for his ASAT comment and ordered to resume cooperation with ISRO :rotfl: : ...
by Kanson
14 Oct 2018 20:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1059256

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Many indian news outlets keep showing this picture as DRDO glide bomb, looks pretty lean massa grade design but what is it? https://www.newstrend.news/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/glide_bomb_test.jpg The body is a Cluster bomb, like CBU-97. It could be a depiction of art where they matted cluster bom...
by Kanson
12 Oct 2018 17:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2387
Views: 174413

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

The Ayyappa Deity is worshipped in numerous temples. None of them have any ban on wimmens... ..... One of my friends on whatsapp was mentioning how in the 70s and 60s and before women used to freely visit sabarimala without any controversies. His choroottu took place in sabarimala in his mothers la...
by Kanson
08 Oct 2018 21:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1059256

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Is the S400 going to be customized with Indian radars? Is there any contribution by DRDO into the deployed systems such as seeker heads etc.? Will the IFF be customized to India? I am at a loss to understand how we can have an adversarial relationship with China, yet share the same air defense syst...
by Kanson
08 Oct 2018 20:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1059256

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

No, I’m sorry, you’ve misunderstood me, then. I am familiar with directional warheads, and understand these are designed for missile interceptions at oblique angles; where the entire “directional warhead” explodes at the same time, sending a cloud of projectiles towards the target (one shot, one ki...
by Kanson
08 Oct 2018 20:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1059256

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

kanson, The Astra has a directional warhead and these very pages have cross section pictures of that. Ramana hi...very much..just tells how much guidance & missile tech improved. Astra speed is given as 1.2 to 1.4 mach. DW can make a barely supersonic missile into high supersonic or hypersonic ...
by Kanson
08 Oct 2018 20:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1059256

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

I see in this line of discussion many tall figures of this forum too have subscribed to this view. So in this i'm deeply befuddled if not squarely to see officials who are/ were holding responsible position make statements that all Agni missiles can carry conventional warhead, even the latest Agni ...
by Kanson
27 Sep 2018 21:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1059256

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

ramana wrote:
Yagnasri wrote:What did you do? :lol:

I don't know. This happens often. Much bigger folks have blocked me.

:D you must be a cult figure then. :wink:
by Kanson
27 Sep 2018 21:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1059256

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

[I am always befuddled when Indian in all sincerity want all their missiles to be nuke tipped without understanding the context. So, in the past we've had seen the talk of nuke tipped Akash and Brahmos. At least folks need to leave some for the pure conventional role. Folks think anointing a missil...
by Kanson
27 Sep 2018 21:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1059256

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

From tech perspective; does it matter night or day time for missile defence ? Let me ask a question. You burst crackers& diwali rockets during night or daytime? What is the difference? If i can borrow 'Sidhu-ism', night test is like wearing bikini, in the name of concealing, you end up revealin...
by Kanson
27 Sep 2018 21:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1059256

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

This gives me an idea. Rather than having a missile-versus-missile seeking a kinetic intercept of the target missile head-on; how about an anti-missile missile that engages the target missile in a tail-chase mode; except that instead of intercepting kinetically/explosively, the chasing missile fire...
by Kanson
20 Sep 2018 10:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1059256

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Amogha 1 is their first attempt. They are progressing further to fulfill some of IA needs as per news.
by Kanson
20 Sep 2018 09:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1059256

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

I believe, Sjha monitor BRF regularly. According to Indian DPSU, Bharat Dynamics Limited, besides the SACLOS Amogha-I & Amogha-II anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM), they are also developing an imaging infrared seeker equipped 3rd generation fire and forget ATGM called Amogha-III. https://twitter...
by Kanson
23 May 2018 09:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1059256

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

I wish there were better pictures, but Akash NG doesn't look to have retained the ducted motor. [img]https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DdjArktU0AEAuXo.jpg Sorry to pour cold water into this stream.....have you noted the imperfection in Astra pic nearby? With only partial pic & prone to imperfections ...
by Kanson
23 May 2018 09:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1059256

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Ok this is leadership. Kudos to Dr Christopher. Also speaks volumes about our penny pinching babu giri and what scientific community has to face. https://www.theweek.in/theweek/current/2018/05/18/interview-s-christopher-chairman-drdo.html DRDO had earned bouquets for its missile achievements, but b...
by Kanson
13 Nov 2017 17:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 551185

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Saying its "designed" for 12000hrs is also not correct. With the same matrix, F16 must be designed for 16000hrs or Gripen must be designed for 24000hrs. LCA is designed for 3000h, F16 is designed for 8000hrs and so on. That's correct way of saying it. Because these numbers are relevant as...
by Kanson
13 Nov 2017 14:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 551185

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

BK messed up with the Life numbers of LCA it seems. As of now LCA's certified life is 1000hrs as per CAG report. At least to my knowledge full airframe fatigue life testing is still pending for it to be certified for its full design life of 3000hrs. That 12000hrs he quote is not the certified life....
by Kanson
12 Nov 2017 16:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 551185

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

See the 'no plan b' child is now asking for lollipops than Cadbury bar choclate. Now mother comes to say lollipops are not good to take before meals, home cooked food. So let have meals before anything, the Mother says. :rotfl:
by Kanson
12 Nov 2017 15:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1059256

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

^ CMs usually have very high accuracy.

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ALCM has its own use & purpose.
by Kanson
12 Nov 2017 15:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 551185

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

There was(is) a big lobby for two legged R fighter gunning for the deal. How to throw the yoke of that powerful lobby where your own entities one after another behaving like inconsolable child saying there is no plan b? Here comes MP strategy. To nullify one he brought two more in the form of single...
by Kanson
10 Nov 2017 11:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1059256

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Shiv saar & others...

Latest press release on Nirbhay test mentions loitering capability of the missile.
by Kanson
10 Nov 2017 11:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1059256

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

MIRV M-Multiple I= Independent R=Re-entry V=vehicle " re-entry " from where? From space. A cruise missile flies like a plane and does not go into space, so the question of "re entry" does not occur. Ok. I was thinking about multiple warheads rather than MIRV to be precise. But a...
by Kanson
10 Nov 2017 11:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1059256

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Nirbhay cannot carry nuclear warheads. speed being slow, higher chances can be shot down . nuclear warhead will be wasted / spilled with unintended consequences. Today one may think of different speeds like subsonic, super/hypetsonic, in cold war days N tipped cruise missiles are provisionally mean...
by Kanson
10 Nov 2017 10:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1059256

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

As posted previously few pages back. The guidance of Nirbhay is INS, RLG & GPS. No IRNSS. We all know in GW1& 2 Khan lost Tomahaks because of mismatch in terrain mapping feature of Gulf Sand Dunes or they flown them in extended paths to get to follow some prominent land features. Now the qu...
by Kanson
10 Nov 2017 10:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1059256

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Will it be possible/practical to make a cheaper (potentially) Paki-specific variant with lower range at lower cost or bigger warhead? Are those kinds of 'reconfigurations' easily possible or does it practically a totally new platform that needs its own set of R&D from scratch? Possible, if user...
by Kanson
10 Nov 2017 10:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1059256

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

I think the definite range of Nirbhay in its current-turbofan-powered form is about 1100 kms and its speed is about 0.8M. This was established in its second test flight, when it was let to fly for as long as possible after all the test objectives were met. With optimizations, I bet the range can re...
by Kanson
07 Oct 2017 09:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1059256

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Good that we know the demand forecast of the Nag type missile at 2000 initially and then 8000 eventually. A production run of 500/year is great. For that means total 8000/500 run for 16 years. Something for planners to work on. Thanks tsarkar for pointing this out. From little i grapsed from variou...

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