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by SGupta
02 Oct 2010 20:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 871556

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Looks like the win is posted on the Wall Street Journal http://www.marketwatch.com/story/ge-wins-800-million-india-defense-deal-report-2010-10-01 - Based the business-standard.com report Its a special derivative of the 414 thats being proposed for India. F414-GE-INS6 India’s Aeronautical Development...
by SGupta
19 Jun 2010 19:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Are We Ready for a Two-front War ?
Replies: 749
Views: 113263

Re: Are We Ready for a Two-front War ?

China and Pakistan need to know that in order to do a combined attack on India they had better plan a nuclear attack right from the beginning. Losing such a war while we debate the philosophy of a Pakistan China attack cannot be an option. Is there not a scenario planning group within the Indian fo...
by SGupta
25 Mar 2010 09:22
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3520
Views: 476246

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

India needs an indigenous tan, something that can evolve into an Arjun Mk II, III etc.. The Director Generals opposition doesn't make sense. Frankly somebody who doesn't have the foresight to let India develop a armored force which can evolve to meet all of its needs internally needs to be reassigne...
by SGupta
10 Sep 2009 08:04
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2
Replies: 2359
Views: 166813

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2

The claim is that the yields claimed by the tests are not accurate. In fact they probably are not. Why would India release accurate information regarding its yields? So somebody can verify or calculate yields based and start putting a complete picture of N-devices together. My position would be, let...
by SGupta
04 Jul 2009 10:10
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: An alternative to NATO 5.56mm cartridges
Replies: 97
Views: 23258

Re: An alternative to NATO 5.56mm cartridges

I had the opportunity to speak with a friend of mine who is a reserve officer in the Canadian forces. In general, machine guns do most of the killing .... assault rifles are deployed to protect the MG's .....
by SGupta
02 May 2009 23:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 395
Views: 226309

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

SaiK, I think Indians individually are extremely capable but when you mix this up with politics, Babooze, Natashas and who knows what else this makes a mess of what is needed for rapid development. When you ask is it our capability, I would answer yes, not because I don't believe the ability to get ...
by SGupta
02 May 2009 18:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 395
Views: 226309

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

The MCA will feature new technologies available only on the F-22 and the Indian defense establishment will deliver in 6-8 years, by 2015-2017. Somebody is smoking something. Its simply not going to happen and India will continue to issues with current technology being available for the IAF and other...
by SGupta
03 Jan 2009 08:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Reference thread - lists of terrorist attacks
Replies: 100
Views: 45164

Re: Reference thread - lists of terrorist attacks

This is a great idea. Shiv, you had a graphic of the attacks. I process information graphically much faster than other forms (written, verbal). I was wondering if its possible to present this information graphically perhaps in a time lapse kind of format. Its not something I know how to do besides l...
by SGupta
31 Dec 2008 20:28
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII
Replies: 3420
Views: 623034

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

Vivek, Shankar and Hari enjoyed your scenarios in 2008.

Happy new year to all BR Fites.

Cheers,
Sanjay
by SGupta
22 Dec 2008 07:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3959
Views: 943782

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

PAF and the challenge from the east http://www.thenews.com.pk/daily_detail.asp?id=152807 Saturday, December 20, 2008 Yasser Latif Hamdani In 1965, the PAF was able to retain air superiority over India by retaining the element of surprise and scaring the living daylights out of Indian pilots by stra...
by SGupta
02 Nov 2008 21:38
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII
Replies: 3420
Views: 623034

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

If prior Chinese thinking holds, China will not start a war with India unless the outcome will be in Chinas favor and is certain. The added issue this time will be some temporary loss in economic output. Temporary simply because the economic tie up with the West is tight. As far as any conflict scen...
by SGupta
20 Oct 2008 09:57
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII
Replies: 3420
Views: 623034

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

Interesting discussion with TERCOM - I was looking around and found this in Wikipedia regarding a US supersonic missile designed in 1955 with TERCOM.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supersonic ... de_Missile

Regards,
Sanjay
by SGupta
08 Oct 2008 16:18
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII
Replies: 3420
Views: 623034

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

Vivek,

Great writing. I am enjoying your style of communicating the story and don't need the detailed picture or a map. Your time is limited, so for what its worth keep going the way you are.

Cheers,
Sanjay
by SGupta
29 Sep 2008 23:37
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
Replies: 2908
Views: 225815

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

Nicely written Article on Nuclear Power in India and other countries. Discusses the Thorium Cycle and more. Enjoy.

http://www.world-nuclear.org/info/inf53.html
by SGupta
21 Sep 2008 09:03
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: IAF at Red Flag / Nellis AFB 2008
Replies: 850
Views: 234717

Re: IAF at Red Flag / Nellis AFB 2008

My foot that PAF will use the enhanced capabilities of their F16's to conduct night strikes in close support operations. Oh there will be some night strikes if they get the capability but anyone that is remotely connected with the Taliban will have been warned away by the ISI or whoever. :x Rant off...
by SGupta
26 Aug 2008 12:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: F-16, F-18, Grip, MiG-35 and Rafale Technical Resource Only
Replies: 301
Views: 134549

Re: F-16, F-18, Grip, MiG-35 and Rafale Technical Resource Only

Apologies if this has been posted before: From the Defense Industry Daily (05-Jul-2007) F-18 Super Hornets to Get IRST http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/f-18-super-hornets-to-get-irst-03429/ Found this bit interesting.... "Instead of modifying the airframe’s structure or wiring, the partners ...
by SGupta
16 Jun 2008 15:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 984990

Re: China Military Watch

I really do hope that China is scared of India but I would contend this will not remain the situation with an imbalance in defense spending of $197 billion to $20 billion (I forget the number but it probably around here).

Regards,
Sanjay
by SGupta
21 May 2008 04:49
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XI
Replies: 335
Views: 106892

Shankar,

Keep writing the way you want. I am enjoying reading your posts.

Cheers,
Sanjay
by SGupta
21 May 2008 04:47
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XI
Replies: 335
Views: 106892

Vivek congratulations! I wish the best of fame and fortune on you.

Please do let us know the title and how and where one can obtain a copy of the book.

Regards,
Sanjay
by SGupta
15 Apr 2008 15:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Indo Russian PAK-FA Project
Replies: 1200
Views: 428108

As long as the oil prices are high, Russia will not be short of funds :wink: Interesting - on the on line edition of the Wall Street Journal - Russian Oil Slump Stirs Supply Jitters Production Decline Is First in 10 Years; Squeeze in Siberia http://online.wsj.com/article/SB120820608486613923.html?m...
by SGupta
14 Apr 2008 09:21
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part X
Replies: 352
Views: 112351

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 disruption or ...
by SGupta
11 Apr 2008 08:47
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part X
Replies: 352
Views: 112351

Re: The Indian military Scenario: Sino- Indain conflict

I hope I didn’t offend any one’s sentiment. It’s just an example of worst case scenario, that is all. Didn't hurt my sentiments. I don't see what you are describing as a worst case scenario, but a likely scenario. :( I also think given enough time the impact of pressure from the US and Russia...
by SGupta
03 Apr 2008 06:13
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part X
Replies: 352
Views: 112351

Hey guys, If you don't mind, I would like to get things started where I left off. I would like to start of with smaller posts initially but will gain momentum as we go along. Sounds great ..... :-) So I decided that it was time to put on the wargaming hat... Thanks. -Vivek Out of curiosity what sor...
by SGupta
03 Jan 2008 08:12
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part X
Replies: 352
Views: 112351

Great job Vivek .... wonderful scenario.

Cheers,
Sanjay
by SGupta
11 Jul 2007 16:41
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: 1962 Sino-Indian War: Declassified CIA Documents
Replies: 206
Views: 58627

The China policy is a sheer disaster waiting to happen. Bala China is a disaster that has happened. Fact is that the US consumer is being lead down the road by US corporations who are anxious to shore up their stock prices for short term gain. With US and other corporations grabbing headlines every...
by SGupta
11 Jul 2007 08:31
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: 1962 Sino-Indian War: Declassified CIA Documents
Replies: 206
Views: 58627

In retrospect, both Nixon and Kissinger guessed wrong on the policy front about Pak-China. Now the US is at odds with China. The old Soviet Union is gone. Bangladesh is not a problem anymore. The US is trying to co-opt with India against China. Pakistan is a problem and so is China. Just goes to pr...
by SGupta
24 Jun 2007 08:42
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part IX
Replies: 322
Views: 122101

Further this is why long range hypersonic missiles should scare the living daylights out of any opponents. This will shorten reaction times quite dramatically .... Are the Russians now not deploying or developing something that will make current anti missile shield technology obsolete against these ...
by SGupta
11 Jun 2007 09:54
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 361
Views: 86135

The US continues to fund Chinas research by buying everything Chinese. The logic considering the political terrain escapes me. I get internationalization, comparative advantage and all the other key words free traders like to throw around. I fail to understand this in the context of trading with a c...
by SGupta
03 Jun 2007 07:05
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part VIII
Replies: 323
Views: 104042

[quote="vivek_ahuja]
We are going to fry East-hill and all Chinese who happen to be on it in under ten minutes...â€
by SGupta
29 May 2007 09:11
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part VIII
Replies: 323
Views: 104042

I just postead a link in the India China new diections saga that may serve well for a base of information for people writing scenarios.

Here is the link:

http://www.defenselink.mil/pubs/pdfs/07 ... -final.pdf

Its thinking from one perspective anyway.

Regards,
Sanjay
by SGupta
17 May 2007 16:45
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part VIII
Replies: 323
Views: 104042

Scenarios

Vivek,

I have enjoyed all your writing and am looking forward to the next post. I like the "cliffhangers" at the end of your "chapters" that makes one keep wanting more :) .

Cheers,
Sanjay
by SGupta
30 Apr 2007 01:12
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part VIII
Replies: 323
Views: 104042

Bala keep wriitng ....

Bala,

Keep writing, you are doing just fine as well.

Regards,
Sanjay
by SGupta
30 Apr 2007 01:11
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part VIII
Replies: 323
Views: 104042

Great Stuff

Vivek,

Truly enjoying your writing and posts. Good job :-). Eagerly awaiting the next write up.

Regards,
Sanjay
by SGupta
22 Apr 2007 18:37
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part VIII
Replies: 323
Views: 104042

Technological edge over China?

For the moment I do believe that the IAF has a technological edge over China and perhaps we do with other systems as well. But the question to ponder is, how long will that edge last? Fact is that the Chinese put together a good aircraft in the J-10, have developed crude but effective ASAT weapons a...
by SGupta
14 Apr 2007 20:54
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part VII
Replies: 343
Views: 111950

Re: 2 or 6 LACMS?

Hi SGupta, That's what I had thought too, until I came across some information posted earlier on this thread: http://forums.bharat-rakshak.com/viewtopic.php?p=337430#337430 I am not sure that SinoDefence is authoritative, propaganda perhaps? So either there are 6 LACMs of KD-63 type mountable or th...
by SGupta
14 Apr 2007 09:00
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part VII
Replies: 343
Views: 111950

Entertaining scenarios

Vivek,

I enjoy reading them. Makes a nice distraction between my other pursuits. Keep it up.

Cheers,
Sanjay
by SGupta
14 Apr 2007 08:50
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part VII
Replies: 343
Views: 111950

2 or 6 LACMS?

Arming their H6s with 2 LACMs each is somewhat confusing especially when they have capacity for 6. - So the logic here is that this is a long-range mission and therefore they cannot go with 6? No mid air refueling for these platforms? Just wondering about the 6 LACM's seems like 2 is correct ..... ...

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