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by Malay
01 May 2009 19:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3952
Views: 913856

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

Dont the new generation ejection seats have 0/0 ejection seats. Meaning that pilots can eject at almost Ground Level and still they would be safe. I think the Pakistani F-16's have such Martin Baker ejection seats installed.
by Malay
23 Feb 2009 12:59
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII
Replies: 3420
Views: 677013

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

I agree with the above mentioned point vivek. If you deem it possible, a 300 page prequel to the main book should be a good idea. One of the reasons and points that made your scenario's really good was the diplomatic angle to the scenario. You put in the politics going on in GoI as well as the indiv...
by Malay
22 Feb 2009 14:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4208
Views: 820711

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

It all depends on how fast private Indian shipyards come up, and how fast the existing private as well as PSU ones are able to expand and modernize.

The number of private shipyards in India as well as their size is pitiable when compared to even China.
by Malay
31 Jan 2009 20:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 517
Views: 32324

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Does KC-130J be used for probe and drogue or just boom refuelling. AFAIK, Su-30's use only P&D refuelling method? Its usefullness is quite limited if it cant refuel the fighter fleet. It comes with hose since helicopters can be refueled only by that method. This method is fine for fighters - th...
by Malay
31 Jan 2009 11:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 517
Views: 32324

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Does KC-130J be used for probe and drogue or just boom refuelling.

AFAIK, Su-30's use only P&D refuelling method? Its usefullness is quite limited if it cant refuel the fighter fleet.
by Malay
03 Oct 2008 14:07
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 398
Views: 191824

Re: Artillery and Armor thread

Thats falling into the Pakistani syndrome-comparing with what we had before and thinking we'r much better off. We need to compare in terms of what others have acquired as well in that timeframe as well. We know that the Chinese have large quantities of MRLS-we know they will use them liberally if th...
by Malay
01 Oct 2008 17:39
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII
Replies: 3420
Views: 677013

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

Sorry I should have been more precise in putting down my opinion. By uncertain, I meant the numbers not whether it will be inducted or not. If this conflict is happening right now, then I don't think we have sufficient deployable Brahmos for land attack. My mention of Agni-I and Agni-II was to high...
by Malay
28 Sep 2008 21:27
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII
Replies: 3420
Views: 677013

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

That the LACM version of BrahMos would be deployed is not uncertain mate. It will be deployed, the point is that the range of BrahMos severely limits its use against China. We need to have longer ranged BrahMos to hit important nodes atleast a reasonable distance inside China apart from Tibet that is.
by Malay
28 Sep 2008 18:29
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII
Replies: 3420
Views: 677013

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

Our counter attack would be severely constrained because of the range of BrahMos-300Kms. We NEED to increase the range of BrahMos so that it can go for major air bases/HQ's etc inside China, not just Tibet. And even to target the areas surrounding Tibet, our missile's would have to launch from Aruna...
by Malay
28 Sep 2008 11:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 518
Views: 31170

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Mate there is a NEED for a plane that is between the An-32 and the Il-76. Its the Medium transporter-Like the C-130'J'. We need a plane that is carries 20 tons. Its a multirole transport aircraft. It would become the backbone of the transport fleet of the IAF. It can be used in many roles, from carr...
by Malay
28 Aug 2008 21:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 518
Views: 31170

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Rahul M wrote:Malay, I believe it is in the pak acquisition thread.

Mate, could you please give me a link. I would be obliged.
by Malay
24 Aug 2008 20:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 518
Views: 31170

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Mate, could you please point me to the discussion that was there about the technical capabilities of the Phalcon( i searched the AEW&C thread-it wasnt there) as well as Erieye.
by Malay
22 Aug 2008 14:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 518
Views: 31170

Re: Indian Military Aviation

What do we currently use for Stage 1 training? And what is planned as a replacement for that plane?
by Malay
19 Aug 2008 10:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indus Water Treaty
Replies: 3169
Views: 461436

Re: Indus Water Treaty

Basher whatever dam is being entirely financed by China now!
by Malay
19 Aug 2008 10:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 32085

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion - 27 March 2008

Wouldnt it have been better had the AF would just have waited for the Maitri to materialize, seeing as its a JV, it would be a smarter buy. Secondly, what role does Akash fit in, in comparison with Spyder? Are they of the same class and capabilities? Does buying SpyDer's mean that Akash's orders wou...
by Malay
17 Aug 2008 17:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 518
Views: 31170

Re: Indian Military Aviation

The countries building Typhoon haven't shown any interest in new supersonic trainers. Italy has developed a new subsonic trainer (in contention in Greece, Singapore & the UAE right now), the UK a new version of Hawk (bought by the UK, Australia, South Africa & Bahrain as well as India, &...
by Malay
17 Aug 2008 00:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 518
Views: 31170

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Guys, correct me if im wrong, but why the hell did we buy Hawks now? I mean we would be one of the last countries in the world to buy subsonic trainers. A LOT of the countries are now developing advanced supersonic trainers for the new generation jets like Typhoon, Rafale, F-35, etc. Why did we not ...
by Malay
10 Aug 2008 19:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4208
Views: 820711

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

Basically there is only TATA and L&T that would become the main players in the entire spectrum of military hardware. And if i had to choose further it would just be TATA. L&T is mainly interested in Naval orders. I hope that other companies also step up and try to become a general defence co...
by Malay
08 Aug 2008 21:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 518
Views: 535326

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Indian economy is expanding Doesnt mean we have to burn through the money. Oil prices have risen drastically, dont you think it already puts strain on the IAF's operating budget and training excersises. There's a great deal of difference between buying all the best the world has to offer and then t...
by Malay
03 Aug 2008 11:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3937
Views: 430075

Re: Indian Railways Thread

I dont think that the new Metros being built in various cities should be of the same capacity of the Delhi Metro. Delhi Metro has ridiculously high ridership and it is getting REALLY crowded. Its hard now to get in the trains! On Peak hours you have to let many trains go just because there is no pla...
by Malay
28 Jun 2008 15:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 397
Views: 278415

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

I dont understand, why dont they just get a couple of more C-130's in regular configuration if they need it. Why is the Army hell bent on acquiring more and more diverse platforms!
by Malay
30 Apr 2008 21:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion
Replies: 1690
Views: 206356

Could some one here give a rundown on the Indo-Nepal friendship treaty?
What does it have that makes it unfair for the Nepalese? And would renegotiating it be good or bad? What would be the result? Is it in our interests?
by Malay
16 Apr 2008 20:42
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part X
Replies: 352
Views: 118902

D Singh So what you envison is that some one will ship in stuff just like after 1962 and that India will fight with that? And why would other powers do that? BTW do you know the strings that came after 1962? Please read K Subramanyam's works to see how bad they were and how India got rid of them. O...
by Malay
14 Apr 2008 17:03
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part X
Replies: 352
Views: 118902

Lastly, as I said earlier, I did not mean to interrupt or derail, Vivek's and Shankar's very interesting scenarios, which I love reading. My conclusion of scenario was culmination of " only worst case scenario". If I did so, then my apologies to you all. Regards, DSingh. No apologies requ...
by Malay
13 Apr 2008 12:56
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part X
Replies: 352
Views: 118902

With all due respect DSingh, i do appreciate the work you put in writing this scenario, but its just simply not feasible. The scenario should atleast have some level of truth in it. No country would ever give military equipment to India on such a grand scale directly in a war, and this includes Russ...
by Malay
30 Mar 2008 17:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: BR Forums Feedback
Replies: 1566
Views: 196248

Oh i didnt know that some guys were putting those links up. I thought it must be a bot or a spyder/tracker that searched these links through the net and put them up!
by Malay
30 Mar 2008 14:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: BR Forums Feedback
Replies: 1566
Views: 196248

Guys, is there a problem with the bot that captures defence related news on the BR main page?

Since some time i have seen that it misses a lot of news and then sometimes a bunch of them are added at one go. It used to be very efficient earlier.
by Malay
13 Mar 2008 18:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1048359

Please don't confuse India's present military strength and that of 60's era. Both are worlds apart. Contrary to normal thinking, since early 90's, Indian defense preparedness is more inclined to contain the threat of China than Pakistan. Today I dare say bring it on..... mdhoat, please dont confuse...
by Malay
08 Feb 2008 21:42
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 361
Views: 93348

That cannot be done. We have already given up the claim of Tibet. India cannot revert on its statements. China could do the same on Sikkim then in return.

We can pressure them in different ways, call Dalai Lama to give speeches in Delhi, parliament, etc, etc.
by Malay
03 Feb 2008 13:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3473
Views: 724846

Either that or the MTA, that would be a very good option as well, not as big as the Il-76, but big enough to hold its own wrt loiter time etc. Idea IMO for forming the 'secondary' nodes to the Phalcons.
by Malay
31 Jan 2008 16:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 397
Views: 278415

Then is the Pioneer report crap?
If the GP is not required for our PAD?
by Malay
14 Jan 2008 16:10
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part X
Replies: 352
Views: 118902

Vivek, i thought you said no more AWOL till this scenario is completed...Your on a bunk again!

Common man, keep on posting.Some of us are addicted to your scenario you know...!
by Malay
20 Jun 2007 00:25
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part IX
Replies: 322
Views: 128005

Vivek to make up for the LONG time you spent before posting the last post, you otta post one more.

A show of good faith 8)
by Malay
15 Jun 2007 00:02
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part IX
Replies: 322
Views: 128005

Vivek, i would like to point out in this scenario, that time has indeed elapsed since the start of the war, and the international support/pressure should be starting at maximum pressure now. The US for example, considering their very efficient intelligence services, apart from their situational awar...
by Malay
23 Apr 2007 00:01
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part VIII
Replies: 323
Views: 109874

Good god, I LOVE the Navy :D Go Navy! Navy sent in MiG 29K's to help the MKI's in the airwar. Now thats making the scenario more even!! One question...MiG 29K's will engage which part of the invading PLAAF force? The ones which are going to engage the Bisons and the 8 MKI's OR the Chinese MKK planes...
by Malay
21 Apr 2007 01:42
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part VII
Replies: 343
Views: 124423

Vivek, just one thing to add.... Dont forget the politics going on in New Delhi as well. It was these detailed views of the behind the scenes view of the power corridors of India that made your story so interesting to read in the first place. Get an all round picture. Take time to analyse all that y...
by Malay
19 Apr 2007 18:12
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part VII
Replies: 343
Views: 124423

yep, good post, i just read what Shankar wrote and directly posted.
by Malay
19 Apr 2007 18:04
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part VII
Replies: 343
Views: 124423

Shankar what kind of missiles were those? Ballistic or Cruise? Cuz using Ballistic missiles just yet, even with conventional warhead would be a huge escallation in the war, and the chinese wont use, as they already have a HUGE military and resources at their disposal. They would slug out for a long ...
by Malay
18 Apr 2007 22:02
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part VII
Replies: 343
Views: 124423

Dude i agree, post some area images whenever you change the locations in the story! That would be awsome!
by Malay
12 Apr 2007 14:18
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part VII
Replies: 343
Views: 124423

ksmahesh wrote:Because our life surely depends on your posts.........


Quite literally! I live in New Delhi! :eek:

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