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by RKumar
25 Aug 2018 15:45
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 866523

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Thank you for queries everyone. I can’t give cost analysis because I don’t have some specific data, forget about all relevant data. I don’t want to pull numbers out of Musharraf. Even if I would have such data, I would not share it. But without going into each aspect, Let’s assume - we need 10 exper...
by RKumar
24 Aug 2018 20:22
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 866523

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

^ I am just another chotta abdul ... so please bear with me and no saar :) but my PoV is based on the following 2 facts unless I have messed up the discussion context ... 1. The current order is for 20 kits - 16 million. If these different components can be made using this tooling. It should also be...
by RKumar
24 Aug 2018 14:10
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 866523

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

1. Using robots will increase accuracy and decrease time on jigs but will not decrease part count. 2. To put things into perspective. This entire order is worth a whopping hold-your-breath 16 million dollars. How can they justify a high precision robot developed for orders of this size? Your 1 and ...
by RKumar
21 Aug 2018 20:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2665
Views: 290789

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

Vips wrote:To keep the Russians happy India will order 36-40 (in fly away condition) of this 5th 4.5 generation aircraft.


How long do we have to pay blood money to keep other nation happy (Russian, USA, France, Germany, Israel, Italy ...)? This notion needs to go away ... at least from BRF
by RKumar
21 Aug 2018 17:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - July 27, 2018
Replies: 2848
Views: 177862

Re: Terroristan - July 27, 2018

NaPakis are feeling the pain of Mr. Modi/Mr. Doval's policies. They are weaker at this point and will come back to their normal behavior once they do a bit better. They have no shame or self-respect. We must not give them time to re-group or re-strength, it is their deception policy since their exis...
by RKumar
20 Aug 2018 14:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 659045

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2

Oooh now I want a SLBM launch video like those of our Agni. K-4 test would be next I suppose, if it hasn't been tested already that is. Are you from AAP or Congress party :rotfl:? It will be out in due course, not just yet - let's wait for a few years. At least till we have longer-range missiles op...
by RKumar
16 Aug 2018 20:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Atal Bihari Vajpayee Passes Away
Replies: 71
Views: 5100

Re: Atal Bihari Vajpayee Passes Away



Great son of the Nation. Pranam !!
by RKumar
14 Aug 2018 14:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3138
Views: 457320

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

1.) Countries cannot earn interest by putting their reserves in a bank. You think we earn interest on government forex reserves stored with RBI? How will China earn interest on the rest 9900 million other than by investing/lending it in more OBOR projects? The only way for the country/bank to earn ...
by RKumar
14 Aug 2018 00:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3138
Views: 457320

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Answering pointwise: 1.) If you pay 100 million year 1, then next year you pay 105 million considering 5 % inflation. If you think China has a huge trunk full of cash, then it is more beneficial for them to pay it all right now to avoid paying for inflation. China has the money right now, every yea...
by RKumar
13 Aug 2018 19:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3138
Views: 457320

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Most of chinese investment is in strategic projects so the primary benefit isn't always monetary for them. In Hambantota, Chinese get a refueling and resupplying station in the middle of Indian Ocean for the 30 billion. Something they have to pay 100 million dollars for annually in Djibouti. So tha...
by RKumar
07 Aug 2018 13:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2510
Views: 462161

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

It is important to break the enthusiasm of NaPaki backers, let them keep calling the strikes for few months. Till then keep giving new dates till they get bored of it. Then strike these unconstitutional articles in one go. These must be thrown out - J&K people enjoy those rights which are denied...
by RKumar
30 Jul 2018 14:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3263
Views: 475714

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

NaPaki and Indian media are already publishing stories on how to distribute Indian wealth with a troubled neighbor :rotfl:
by RKumar
25 Jul 2018 14:31
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 866523

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

nvishal wrote:Tejas with F404 is akin to acquiring/building the f16 in india

If the ministry doesnt want f16, what makes you think it wants the tejas/f404 combo?


:rotfl: ... F404 equal to F16, it remind me of NaPaki's saying 10 SRDE equal to 1 NaPaki :((
by RKumar
21 Jul 2018 16:26
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1820
Views: 271708

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

They are accepting T-90s provided by Russia to all participants in competition this time. ´ What IA wants to prove by not taking their equipment? They will operate Russian T-90MS as compared to our vanilla T-90. Unless they are preparing ground for next around of imports :(( . If cost is a factor t...
by RKumar
21 Jul 2018 16:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3138
Views: 457320

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

x-posting from https://forums.bharat-rakshak.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7249&start=2480#p2284217 My prediction out of my Musharraf, India should prepare for another Docklam type land grabbing act from our north-east neighbor during coming months. This time, I expect they will move large number ...
by RKumar
21 Jul 2018 16:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3835
Views: 697815

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

My prediction out of my Musharraf, India should prepare for another Docklam type land grabbing act from our north-east neighbor during coming months. This time, I expect they will move large number of units to the border to show their muscles and would be expecting India to back down to grab another...
by RKumar
20 Jul 2018 12:55
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1820
Views: 271708

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

lol ... it will not ramana wrote: Taking the Arjun is double jeopardy anyway. If it loses the refrain would be why did you field a loser? If it wins, horrors, why don't you buy it? What is the issue, if it losses? IA had already fielded one loser T-90 - which was beaten. We can give a change to anot...
by RKumar
19 Jul 2018 13:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 800
Views: 195306

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Pakistan to get eight Chinese submarines capable of firing land-attack missiles Few points: 1) If that project cost 5 billion in 2015, I will cost more now due to inflation. Can they afford it with the current financial situation? 2) 4 subs will be directly imported and 4 others subs manufactured l...
by RKumar
17 Jul 2018 12:56
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 866523

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Last OT from my side on this topic ... PSU/DRDO/Govt organization == there working class are common people like you and me. It is always easy to blame neighbor or teacher or neta or babu or employee not doing a decent job. In the end, all these are from our own community, as a nation - everyone need...
by RKumar
16 Jul 2018 18:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3835
Views: 697815

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

+108

^ Even they don't have to perform landing & take off consistently. It is enough to show a movie or planned actions in a calm sea.
by RKumar
16 Jul 2018 15:12
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 411069

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

FMBT development can't be started as its spec are not written, we are still waiting for a brochure imported and translated :(( Why import one brochure when you can import them all ? Then pick from each of them ! Answered: If things go as they are going at the moment. I will not be surprised if the ...
by RKumar
16 Jul 2018 13:21
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 411069

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

I still had hopes that we will have some meaningful orders of Arjun. But this order makes me believe there is something definitely wrong on one side. Either it is IA or it is DRDO/Arjun. Either ways DRDO should write off the loss and move on to focus on other things. I would not write Arjun off and...
by RKumar
16 Jul 2018 12:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3835
Views: 697815

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

The Russians go to bat for J-15. Very curious. They didn’t just pan the ripoff but instead called it an “improved copy” and “powerful.” Sounds like a parent defending his child. The J-15 was never just a chini clone. It would’ve never been able to take off and land on a carrier if it were. The Russ...
by RKumar
16 Jul 2018 01:14
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 866523

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

One can understand if the LCA was in the same class as the MKI.It simply isn't by any stretch of the imagination.You can't have a 4 × cost escalation.I have repeatedly stressed that cost-effective decisions must be taken.It is easy to say pay for Tejas and Arjun " at any cost".But that co...
by RKumar
15 Jul 2018 19:44
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 866523

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

I would order LCA and Arjun at those rates because money does not flow out of the country. We develop skills, tools and industry even if it costs double-triple the amount. Lets for the argument sake, HAL is charging 3x more for LCA. It is OK, let them invest this money either in people or tooling or...
by RKumar
13 Jul 2018 17:34
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3203
Views: 564590

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

souravB wrote:Very informative and nice debate on Indian Population growth and Resource distribution.
The discussion is in hindi though, so apologies to all non-hindi speaking users.


Very good and positive discussion ... unlike ran-ndtv rona dona.
by RKumar
12 Jul 2018 17:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4642
Views: 841860

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

ks_sachin wrote:I am getting indigestion from all this khayali pulao. First let get the MK1 out as per schedule!!!


LCA program is not coupled with engine anymore. It is a separate project.
by RKumar
12 Jul 2018 17:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4642
Views: 841860

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Could Jags be considered instead of Mig-29s? We've lot more local knowledge about the internals. If it can be fitted on Jags, it could be a better choice as compared to Mig-29. I expect IAF come with such suggestions as knowing the track record of the flying platform is critical especially the engi...
by RKumar
12 Jul 2018 17:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4642
Views: 841860

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Eric Leiderman wrote:when will the unmanned Tejas become a reality. If the timeline is the foreseeable future. If the control laws are ironed out, It could be a test bed for the Kaveri (pie in the sky)


Sir ... we require platform yesterday and you are asking for 5 years of wait :rotfl:
by RKumar
12 Jul 2018 13:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4642
Views: 841860

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

1) First test flight should be with one M88 engine and the other being the Kaveri engine. Test, Diagnose, Resolve and Test Again. 2) Next series of test flights should be with twin Kaveri engines on the Rafale. Test, Diagnose, Resolve and Test Again. 3) Once #1 and #2 are met, engine meets all desi...
by RKumar
12 Jul 2018 13:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3263
Views: 475714

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

X Posted on the Terroristan Thread Back to the IMF Keep in mind, IMF might not help them this time ... there is no Ombaba around who will push the private notes for them. Second, they haven't fulfilled their last promises Third, they are on the preferred - terrorist funding list So good luck to the...
by RKumar
11 Jul 2018 13:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4642
Views: 841860

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

I would not put Kaveri directly on LCA, it should be put on a twin-engine fighter to perform initial flying tests. After 500-700 hrs of flying and some refinement. I can be ported to LCA.
by RKumar
11 Jul 2018 00:53
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1820
Views: 271708

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

Philip, It adds zero value to keep repeating the your stated bias POV. Unfortunately, it matches that of a former DGMO of IA. He made a blunder and we are still paying for his wrong decision. Why he did it, we all know and That was nothing short of a treason. So yes, IA and GoI did waste tax payer m...
by RKumar
09 Jul 2018 13:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4293
Views: 425884

Re: Internal Security Watch

Rabinder Singh is dead. https://www.firstpost.com/india/rabinder-singh-spy-who-defected-to-us-is-no-more-double-agent-lived-his-last-years-as-a-remorseful-recluse-4688341.html He did lots of damage to Indian interests, traitors deserve no sympathy and let him rot in hell forever. His only remorse w...
by RKumar
08 Jul 2018 21:36
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1820
Views: 271708

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

^ sir you are stuck in the past, pls try to move ahead. T-72s will not stand a chance against modern MBTs. We need to move ahead, there is no other way than ordering Arjun-2 orders - it can be delayed but can’t be killed. I didn’t know what the hell is going on between IA, MoD and GoI, I would cance...
by RKumar
06 Jul 2018 12:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3138
Views: 457320

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Let’s not forget, it is Taiwan who - supports China on AP - support Pak and China on JK Although, having said that I don’t support GoI move. It is again a self goal by India unless China now votes for in favor of India at NSG. But even than we paid too heavy price, not that I have personal love for ...
by RKumar
01 Jul 2018 14:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2309
Views: 327545

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

It is sesenstive time in world politics, USA is going too far to protect its interests. India should take opportunity to balance its acts and have win-win relationship with the world while protecting its interests. Our interests should be supreme. 1) Regarding S-400 deal - although IAF wants it, I a...
by RKumar
26 Jun 2018 17:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2796
Views: 427815

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

MoD websites now on Indian servers As all these defence public sector undertaking and ordnance factories are increasingly relying on information technology, a sound, robust and resilient cyber-security infrastructure is the priority. “We want cyber security standards on a par with global best pract...
by RKumar
18 Jun 2018 13:28
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3203
Views: 564590

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

‘Dutch disease’ - so the whole of the Western world should be suffering from this disease. USA caused global slow down and its currency still holds its value. Now, they are pulling money back and $ will grow even stronger. Why it's only third world currencies which should be devalued. It runs in cyc...
by RKumar
14 Jun 2018 14:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2510
Views: 462161

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

It will keep happening till we have a planned operation which causes unacceptable casualties on them, a few hundred dead. But it cant be reactionary. It has to be planned with no political interference. Must require a build up and must be done at a time or place of our choosing and we should be abl...

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