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by sudeepj
30 May 2020 11:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2876
Views: 818022

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

HAL Official Twitter handle tweets that first FOC Tejas is handed over and inducted into IAF, shows an official letter mentioning the extra capabilities (air to air refuelling capability, close combat gun, additional drop tanks, BVR missile capability, updated avionics and FCS suite) than the IOC v...
by sudeepj
29 May 2020 10:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4345
Views: 1019360

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

If the balloon were to go up this year, the airframes we need will be of the types we already have a lot of experience operating. Mig29s, Sukhois, Jags, and dare I mention my personal favorite, Mig21 Bison!! :mrgreen: Even spanking new rafales will be hard to use operationally! A new type being indu...
by sudeepj
28 May 2020 06:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4482
Views: 793660

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Please tell me, why you think India wont request foreign arms if we are fighting a 4-6 week existential war! What happens after the magic 4-6 weeks time is over? We just stop fighting and say sorry-sorry? And what a rubbish start to a 6 week war of annihilation by the Chinese.. PLA lady boys swingi...
by sudeepj
28 May 2020 06:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4482
Views: 793660

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: If wars were decided by such comparisons, they would never break out! Everything would be decided by a statistic comparison between bean counters. China has everything to lose, nothing to gain by this thing going kinetic. Which is why their ambassador is mewling like a cheap...
by sudeepj
28 May 2020 06:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4482
Views: 793660

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

The funny thing, we should not have lost the 1962 war. The border, the map etc. all are exactly the same. The army was also same. I think it needed a Nehru to achieve that. We had an @$$h*#@ as a leader, who deliberately undermined the army and the nation. And that loss still stymie's us. But all e...
by sudeepj
28 May 2020 05:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4482
Views: 793660

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Our man has now increased the Chini force level to 10K. The goras are now very "concerned". Looks like someone has been reading my suggestion to add masala and increase the count to 10K :rotfl: Now our media will make more noise and hope the US ambassador in Delhi is watching the news. Fe...
by sudeepj
28 May 2020 05:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4482
Views: 793660

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

India in 2020 is not India in 1962 and the leadership of armed forces and the nation in 2020 is not the same as in 1962. While I agree that there are serious issues in our budget and capital acquisition etc, we are much better than in 1962. Further, we are not going to be surprised like we did in 1...
by sudeepj
28 May 2020 05:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4482
Views: 793660

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Guys, can some one let me know what is the reason for this sudden aggressive nature of PLA. lets say if it 8s to divert the attention from COVID, what if things slip out and war starts. Is it not a loss for china? At the time when whole world is against country, industry looking for exit would you ...
by sudeepj
17 May 2020 05:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4482
Views: 793660

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

https://www.indiatvnews.com/news/india/terrorist-hideout-busted-jammu-and-kashmir-budgam-let-operative-617632 The hideout was found some 200 to 300 m away from his house at his own land. A strong message needs to be sent out -- any property which provides support to terrorists should be taken over ...
by sudeepj
14 May 2020 22:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2088
Views: 289021

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

What a tremendous development! Now my prediction is, mbda will even sell you meteor for integration into lca or mwf.
by sudeepj
14 May 2020 09:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2724
Views: 766899

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Increased survivability and PoK are definite benefits! The missile is powered 'all the way' in its 25km range. Its not going to stop once it reaches 25km.. There may be an increase in effective range as well. Am I the only one who believes that desi weapon systems that go 'off radar' are working the...
by sudeepj
13 May 2020 21:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2724
Views: 766899

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

If the range is not increased by the sensor in 1S, what are the advantages of using that over the last command guided model?
by sudeepj
05 May 2020 03:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4303
Views: 754472

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Hitting hard for the sake of hitting hard alone is not going to work. The days of pounding LOC posts, most of which would be well fortified and the troops dug in on reverse slopes should come to an end. If the shells hit some civilian targets, for Pakistanis, this has the bonus of giving their local...
by sudeepj
03 May 2020 10:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3609
Views: 611498

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Entire team including a colonel and a major is lost. Bhagwan veeron ki atman ko shanti de! https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/colonel-major-among-five-security-personnel-martyred-in-encounter-with-terrorists-in-north-kashmir/articleshow/75513814.cms Pakistanis and their Kashmiri rent boys mus...
by sudeepj
30 Apr 2020 07:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3945
Views: 701316

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Thanks for the correction Srai ji, Karan ji! My memory is obviously showing its age. Bit like the Mig 21 :lol:
by sudeepj
30 Apr 2020 01:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3945
Views: 701316

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

I thought the boxy addition at the wing root of the bison contained the self protection jammer.. If you look at bison pics, you will see this box at the wing root I am talking about. Chaff and flares I dont see any chaff/flare cartridges here.. Usually those look like a grid into which the individu...
by sudeepj
30 Apr 2020 00:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4061
Views: 630116

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

USCIRF is not an executive branch agency and is a commission. Commision members numbers: 3 by president 3 by house leadership 3 by senate leadership 1 ambassador at large It has 15-20 employees. It is important to note that 2 commissioners have India connections: https://www.uscirf.gov/about-uscirf...
by sudeepj
29 Apr 2020 07:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3945
Views: 701316

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

How about the Israeli jammer on Abhis plane? Those are supposed to provide some last ditch defense against active radar missiles by triggering their proximity fuzes while the missile is some distance away from the plane. Did that work as expected or a certain percentage of missiles slipping past th...
by sudeepj
28 Apr 2020 21:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3945
Views: 701316

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

How about the Israeli jammer on Abhis plane? Those are supposed to provide some last ditch defense against active radar missiles by triggering their proximity fuzes while the missile is some distance away from the plane. Did that work as expected or a certain percentage of missiles slipping past the...
by sudeepj
26 Apr 2020 20:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards
Replies: 561
Views: 88376

Re: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards

They will be as successful as Pakistan. Or perhaps the native reservations in Canada. Again is this the Hindu’s problem? They will have azaadi. The population will be controlled by themselves- see Shia Sunni relations in Pakistan X 10. The Indian state does not apply Machiavellian principles to the...
by sudeepj
26 Apr 2020 09:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards
Replies: 561
Views: 88376

Re: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards

Muslims in India prefer a voluntary apartheid. With Muslim personal law, hopefully sharia, waqf boards, seminaries and colleges. Along with ghettos and with burka, low female literacy, low science and technology ambitions. Why would not the Indian state accept this. India lives simultaneously in ma...
by sudeepj
26 Apr 2020 06:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards
Replies: 561
Views: 88376

Re: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards

I have been thinking of the long view of Radical Indian Islam. Islam came to India via the Arabs to Sind in 711 AD and to Kerala around same time from traders and locals selling /giving their daughters. It stayed benign after defeat of Arabs in Sind but Hindus did or could not impose Reconquista on...
by sudeepj
21 Apr 2020 00:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 311
Views: 81582

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Second the req to point out the design flaws of Insas. Too hard to manufacture can be a design flaw.. But its a very general high level point that doesnt point out what is the issue in the design making it hard to manufacture.
by sudeepj
20 Apr 2020 21:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 311
Views: 81582

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Having spent a week or so going through small arms design and historical small arms I can safely say that even some of the WW2 weapons were better designed designed and engineered than the INSAS. What a tragedy!!! Design is a function of goals and tech/abilities.. Insas was designed with a differen...
by sudeepj
19 Apr 2020 23:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 311
Views: 81582

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

A review of SMLE explaining the advantages of the design (as if it was needed!) :-)
by sudeepj
17 Apr 2020 03:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1218
Views: 360071

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

How will the midget sub get to Kadamba or Mumbai.. It will have to be towed there. Whatever vulnerabilities there might have been, would have been addressed after the Mumbai attack. With so many P8s, Dorniers and who knows what else.. I really pity the Pak Navy. They are going to be mauled so bad in...
by sudeepj
12 Apr 2020 01:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6555
Views: 618103

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Most of the countries that are doing well have all done large scale testing (sooner, rather than later). I feel like our testing rates and testing protocol needs to be far more aggressive. Think of on a war footing. Ignore the naysayers who think that India is too large and too poor to test on a la...
by sudeepj
11 Apr 2020 23:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6555
Views: 618103

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Usually, the more deadly a virus or bacteria is, the more the pressures of natural selection and evolution against it! Most viruses are much more potent when they first emerge, pressures of natural selection ensure that they become less of a threat with time. Its not in the viruses self interest (i...
by sudeepj
11 Apr 2020 23:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2787
Views: 656977

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Thyssenkrupp yet to successfully demonstrate lithium-ion battery on Type 212A but probably top of their list https://engineered.thyssenkrupp.com/en/the-submarine-revolution-lithium-ion-battery-system-for-more-performance/ Last of the two of the Soryus also have this. It is not late for us to go alo...
by sudeepj
20 Mar 2020 20:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6555
Views: 618103

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

How long before we have a virus with the fatality of SARS-COV-1 and the contagiousness of SARS-COV-2? Usually, the more deadly a virus or bacteria is, the more the pressures of natural selection and evolution against it! Most viruses are much more potent when they first emerge, pressures of natural...
by sudeepj
18 Mar 2020 21:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6555
Views: 618103

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Check out the pictures of the Tableeghi mosque in Malaysia where the 'super spreading' event took place. A few hundred people were infected in just one event. The name of the mosque is Sri Petaling Tabligh mosque. The mosque does not look air-conditioned to me. Fresh air from outside is always a go...
by sudeepj
18 Mar 2020 00:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6555
Views: 618103

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

It is a Flu virus. It spreads during the cold season, that much should be obvious from the pattern of Flu across the world. Spread should be retarded during the hotter months/seasons. Why Singapore and Dubai? I believe it is because of heavy use of airconditioning, and recirculating air which makes...
by sudeepj
17 Mar 2020 22:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6555
Views: 618103

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Why speculate when reading the article would clear all doubts? Most cases are from a single super spreading event centered around a Tablighi event in a mosque attended by over 15,000 people. This proves that Coronavirus can spread in Hot/Humid environments and there is no drop in how contagious it ...
by sudeepj
17 Mar 2020 20:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6555
Views: 618103

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

https://thediplomat.com/2020/03/malaysia-on-new-coronavirus-lockdown-after-sharp-case-spike/ Hot and humid Malaysia goes into lockdown. We should not expect the summer to bring relief from this virus. Malaysia has a significant Chinese origin population and there is a lot of commerce between China ...
by sudeepj
17 Mar 2020 10:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6555
Views: 618103

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

https://thediplomat.com/2020/03/malaysia-on-new-coronavirus-lockdown-after-sharp-case-spike/ Malaysia’s leader announced on Monday a drastic two-week lockdown in the country to slow the spread of the new coronavirus following a sharp spike in the number of cases. Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said...
by sudeepj
17 Mar 2020 06:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6555
Views: 618103

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

I want to make just one thing very clear. There is a propaganda push from the Chinese Communist Party, using their usual handmaidens in the west, to deflect blame from this dire situation the world finds itself in from the Chinese Communist Party. To be very clear.. 1. Chinese Communist Party did no...
by sudeepj
17 Mar 2020 05:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6555
Views: 618103

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Soft curfew in Bay area. Now that what was feared has come to happen, I wonder what the path forward is. Yes, cases will die down in three weeks. What comes after that? One approach may be to have all phones compulsorily enable google location tracking to ensure robust contact tracing? A second appr...
by sudeepj
14 Mar 2020 04:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6555
Views: 618103

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

The strategy in Britain seems to be minimal testing. They are relying on infections to provide herd immunity. See the post on low vaccination rates and breaking epidemics. They are aware that deaths will result but it is a way to vaccinate the population, in a sense. imHo, this is idiocy. Herd immu...
by sudeepj
14 Mar 2020 04:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6555
Views: 618103

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

The issue I have with "social distancing" is the virus can stay on hard surfaces for 72 hours. You can stay away from people, but how can u stay away from something you cannot see? You might get infected by holding on a train rail , despite not having a single human around you. So the obj...
by sudeepj
12 Mar 2020 08:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6555
Views: 618103

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

About Temperature thing: Jury is still out - We don't even know if CV will behave like other corona virus and we don't know much about other types in any case. From what I have read/heard etc - there is no (or very little) evidence that temperature has much effect once you become sick. I do see, (a...

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