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by chiragAS
07 Sep 2013 17:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 636735

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

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by chiragAS
14 Aug 2013 11:52
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Re: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 582
Views: 40696

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Till MOD wakes up and does something about falling numbers of Sub, i just hope they can place orders for more P8Is.
This is the best stop gap measure till we get any new subs.

IMO this does look more of a sabotage.
by chiragAS
02 Aug 2013 12:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012
Replies: 4239
Views: 200878

Re: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012

Exactly - they had that chance with the HPT-32 and they blew it. Then they killed a large number of pilots by not fixing it quicky and pissed off the IAF. Thank god a few Chiefs came by who had the political balls to meet this insidious threat head on... y'all get outraged at one Pilot Officer tort...
by chiragAS
31 Jul 2013 17:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012
Replies: 4239
Views: 200878

Re: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012

I don't understand this partiallity by HAL. HAL is worried about its yet to be born baby (Basic trainer), while ignoring its current baby IJT. If Engines were the ONLY issue, then they could have dumped AL series and could have collabrated with a westen engine maker. What is HAL doing about it? IAF ...
by chiragAS
25 Jul 2013 14:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: People's Republic of China, Dec. 27 2011
Replies: 1052
Views: 40822

Re: People's Republic of China, Dec. 27 2011

don't know where t put this so putting it in this thread. China is ready to invest about $160 billion :shock: in different sectors in Andhra Pradesh LINK What i worry is Shoosan said his country would send 10,000 students to Hyderabad for education in various streams, according to the release. Consi...
by chiragAS
10 Jul 2013 14:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - May 13, 2013
Replies: 2850
Views: 111267

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - May 13, 2013

:rotfl: If this is called a report. They might as well ask $xxx million extra along with their legitimate aid. after all they must have spent many months to compile this great report.
by chiragAS
28 Jun 2013 11:37
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4022
Views: 241812

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Paydirt. The doyens of IGMP have written two papers here!!!! DSJ May 2013 Issue papers 1 and 4 Re Paper 1, Its amazing that such senior people do such fundamental papers while still working on program management. Am very familair with ref 15 in that paper. Ramana, though these papers are published ...
by chiragAS
25 Jun 2013 15:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 697757

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

no air show is complete without a Sukhoi display! :D
by chiragAS
21 Apr 2013 13:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 4264
Views: 207197

Re: LCA News and Discussions

^ I suppose one can only appreciate "why" when one spends a few years on this forum and hear these resident russophiles denigrate indigenous products and peddle russian crap in almost every single post they make. When it becomes obvious that no matter how many times people point out the e...
by chiragAS
21 Apr 2013 11:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 4264
Views: 207197

Re: LCA News and Discussions

Philip, You have been on BR for 15+ years. Have you got your IOC? Yet? No. So why are you complaining about the LCA? Get you IOC then we can talk about others. Don't worry. Few on BRF take you seriously when you rail against indigenous systems. We expect nothing less. We also know that your skeptic...
by chiragAS
04 Apr 2013 11:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 517400

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

Dumb question: In red flag excercises does each participant country get their own ACMI pod?( or do they have to use Host country one only). if not does the participating countries get the final ACMI Pod Data to be taken home after the excercise or is it the property of the host country US. I do know...
by chiragAS
01 Apr 2013 14:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 517400

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

Question :?: During any "first flight" of any LSP or otherwise. does aircraft have all the avionics, radar etc onboard? or do they fly light as far as possible for the first flight? (i mean specially related to LCA what is the case) I mean one need not carry expensive radar on its first f...
by chiragAS
01 Apr 2013 13:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 517400

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

Question :?: During any "first flight" of any LSP or otherwise. does aircraft have all the avionics, radar etc onboard? or do they fly light as far as possible for the first flight? (i mean specially related to LCA what is the case) I mean one need not carry expensive radar on its first fl...
by chiragAS
09 Mar 2013 17:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aircraft Recognition
Replies: 1012
Views: 196374

Re: Aircraft Recognition

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/152/dsc0921r.jpg/

Is that a UB-16-57UMP rocket pod on that Mig 21?
by chiragAS
26 Feb 2013 12:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 636735

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

Also is there any reason for russian withdrawal from chandrayan 2 esp regarding their rover ? their phobos grunt failed in the earths orbit itself and that has nothing to do with their rover - so i dont really get why they wanted to withdraw their rover AFAIK Weight issues. both India and Russia wa...
by chiragAS
27 Dec 2012 11:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5259
Views: 1077482

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

First to rectify design flaw which they noticed while testing in Russia(as is mentioned in that article), will require some serious amount of time and then ground tests and then tests in Russia :( IMO GoI won't move an inch on clearence for testing on Tejas till all the tests are positive. THESE fl...
by chiragAS
26 Dec 2012 16:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5259
Views: 1077482

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

From the same Ajai Shukla article GTRE has asked the MoD for Rs 595 crore to develop the Kaveri dry engine for the USAV. “We will take 48 months from the date we get clearance from the government, for completing 50 hours of testing the Kaveri on the Tejas LCA. During the last 12 months, we will actu...
by chiragAS
14 Oct 2012 11:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 697757

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Purely speculative thinking.
Now that BAE-EADS merger is off. The chances of BAE-Boeing merger may come up.
by chiragAS
13 Oct 2012 20:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012
Replies: 4239
Views: 200878

Re: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012

Perhaps IAF will keep Apaches for protection of its expensive assets like C-17 etc. TFTA style. Taking out terrorists with sniper like precision who might damage C-17s etc with a shoulder fired stinger etc around make shift air bases at forward locations or during transport planes low altitude flyin...
by chiragAS
07 Oct 2012 10:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 636735

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

India poised for giant leap in space science, 56% jump in collaboration with US, France, Russia NEW DELHI: India may have taken a giant leap into the hallowed club of space research, with leaders like the United States and Russia, increasingly joining hands with Indian space scientists in quest for...
by chiragAS
05 Oct 2012 14:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5726
Views: 572439

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

FWIW clicky Old article more than a year, probably discussed to death. its about the Mangalore air crash. how metal scavengers who looted the crash site, led to investigators getting less than required parts for reconstruction for detailed investigation, finally the author concludes that authorities...
by chiragAS
29 Sep 2012 13:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 636735

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

wish Aditya-1 could have been launched by now. :(
by chiragAS
29 Sep 2012 13:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 636735

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

maintaining these paper work takes more time than building rockets hmm...i think i agree with this statement. But then here is where an individual get an opportunity to show hisleadership quality. Either one gets influenced by the fear of other agencies and frame there activities accordingly or one...
by chiragAS
29 Sep 2012 10:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 636735

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

ISRO has lot more potential and can reach there only thing missing is some amount of adventurism (currently too safe and conservative and fear of failure) For a country which has DDM coming up with gems like Flying Coffins, and CAG coming up with numbers like xxx Lakh crore loss for country etc, do...
by chiragAS
21 Sep 2012 09:35
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: FDI in Retail
Replies: 373
Views: 15360

Re: FDI in Retail

As for non agro products are concerned. everyone talks about 51% FDI but they forget 49% will be directly or indirectly indian owned. once indian companies grow then they can increase their stake. offcourse foreign companies will earn. but its idiotic to think they will invest without they getting a...
by chiragAS
21 Sep 2012 09:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: FDI in Retail
Replies: 373
Views: 15360

Re: FDI in Retail

It's not in India's interest to allow FDI in retail in the Present form. Even with 100 percent sourcing from India, I don't think any Walmart will source from ordinary farmer who makes 10 kg of Banana, das kilo of tomato. I guess it's too much to ask for data to back up this assertion. :roll: Howev...
by chiragAS
10 Sep 2012 15:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3957
Views: 881889

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

^ I dont understand this obsession of fitting one Brahmos on MKI. Get Su-34 to carry the missile and let MKI provide air support. But why convert an air superiority fighter into a bomber? +1 OT IMO not a direct relation but MiG 21 became difficult to manage when they turned it into ground attack ro...
by chiragAS
06 Sep 2012 16:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 636735

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

better concentrate on more important things like launching our heavy comm sats on our own rockets. IMO Man rating GSLV is at least 7 years away. it needs a success rate like that of PSLV if not more to be considered for Manned mission. Sustained multiple manned missions is important for any useful r...
by chiragAS
05 Sep 2012 12:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP) : 24 July 2012
Replies: 2840
Views: 104752

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP) : 24 July 2

Mr. Sharma said India was ready to grant multi-entry and multi-city visas to businessmen from Pakistan. :( we need to make a list of all TSP businessmen run textile shops and other retail units that will be operating from our soil. Imagine these people earning here in india and then funding every t...
by chiragAS
27 Aug 2012 14:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012
Replies: 4239
Views: 200878

Re: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012

The $1.4 billion contract for the 22 Apaches will also include the supply of 812 AGM-114L-3 Hellfire Longbow missiles, 542 AGM-114R-3 Hellfire-II missiles, 245 Stinger Block I-92H missiles and 12 AN/APG-78 fire-control radars , as per the Barack Obama administration’s notification to the US Congres...
by chiragAS
18 Aug 2012 11:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP) : 24 July 2012
Replies: 2840
Views: 104752

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP) : 24 July 2

This ramadan its raining miracles all over paki lands :mrgreen: Pakistan varsities make miraculous achievement The expected output of research in Pakistan is moving up 16 notches, which is the second highest increase worldwide, primarily due to the innovative higher education policies and reforms t...
by chiragAS
23 Jun 2012 16:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 29th May 2012
Replies: 2845
Views: 97053

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 29th May

I couldn't believe he used the exact phrase used in BR. The way we give zillion hits to TSP sites, you will have all types of lurker coming in. Whatever happened to giving haram links a caution note. :roll: In between some folks atleast used to mess with URL spelling. but now open links.. its like ...
by chiragAS
18 Jun 2012 17:28
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion
Replies: 4621
Views: 748099

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion

Probably he was more worried about usual susupects(UN etc) entering than china. though highly unlikely but you never know when the Greatest country does a summersault for keeping its rent boy happy. "Next day " refers not to deployment of foreign troops but international political moves by...
by chiragAS
11 Jun 2012 22:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4358
Views: 204463

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

wondering what will be the price of Javelins. wouldn't non western equivalent be economical.
whats so high tech about javelins. why not 9M133 Kornets.
As far as i remember. they are lethal and have record of penetrating merkava's armour.
by chiragAS
05 Jun 2012 15:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 715372

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

In that Varyag pic. what are those Rope/cable like things hanging out of the ship near the Anchor?
by chiragAS
24 Apr 2012 19:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 29 March 2012
Replies: 2868
Views: 101938

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 29 March 2

didnt know where to put this so placing it in this thread.
Pakistani stores eye Indian markets

Jung ToI initative
dedicated page is here Link
by chiragAS
15 Apr 2012 13:23
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion
Replies: 4621
Views: 748099

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion

RAW postings likely to come under RTI


:roll:
This is just the start, wait till some thing like L@k pal bill passes..
In the zeal of showing we are less corrupt.. we will be openly exposing family jewels to one and all..
by chiragAS
14 Apr 2012 10:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5225
Views: 257024

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

The india today author says $ 5 million = Rs 250 crore :eek: my math says $ 5 million = Rs 25 crore Thats not a far away figure to reach for euro consortium Probably the extra ZERO is a editing/typo issue. At $5 million less , counting Life Cycle Cost compared to Eurofighter , Its a good deal , Gre...
by chiragAS
14 Apr 2012 10:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5225
Views: 257024

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

Jet deal hits air pocket Sources say the Rafale aircraft was $5 million (Rs 250 crore) cheaper than the Typhoon. Losing finalists like the European Consortium found fault with the formula even as European diplomats made fresh proposals to lower the rates of the Typhoon. MoD, however, signalled that...

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