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by raghava
11 Feb 2016 22:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4057
Views: 657158

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

Our very own 'Madras Rubber Factory' tyres on the MiG29K

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by raghava
11 Feb 2016 22:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4057
Views: 657158

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

Indigenised Cockpit Display Unit for Seaking Helicopters

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by raghava
11 Feb 2016 22:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4057
Views: 657158

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

Indigenious battery developed by a Hyderabad based firm for the russki CET-65 Torpedo. ** Just as an aside the all knowing Wikipedia does not mention India as a user - Go figure...

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by raghava
11 Feb 2016 22:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4057
Views: 657158

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

Some more ammunition being built by us ...

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by raghava
11 Feb 2016 21:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4057
Views: 657158

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

There seem to be a lot of small initiatives going on to "indigenise" sub-systems in the equipment of the armed forces. From my humble perspective, it looks like there is an intent within MoD to spur indigenisation and Make in India from the grassroots level of both DRDO and the forces' tec...
by raghava
11 Feb 2016 21:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4057
Views: 657158

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

NSTL's AUV seems interesting especially since the IN plans to induct 10 of these according to the link below http://www.financialexpress.com/article/economy/keeping-an-eye-underwater/60807/ While the Indian Navy is planning to indigenously source 10 such platforms mainly for intelligence, surveillan...
by raghava
11 Feb 2016 08:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4057
Views: 657158

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

Oh Sorry - How do I make the images appear a little smaller on the forum?
by raghava
11 Feb 2016 08:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4057
Views: 657158

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

^^ a bit more info on this - taken from the IFR Village Maritime Exhibition in Visakhapatnam

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by raghava
09 Feb 2016 19:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 22 April 2015
Replies: 4211
Views: 389573

Re: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 22 April 2015

tsarkar sir,

In the IN, is there a regular technical audit to see if the sonar(s) in ships are working according to specifications? Who is responsible for this maintenance and/or repair? The IN engineering arm or the OEM?

thanks in advance
by raghava
09 Feb 2016 13:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 359301

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

K_Rohit wrote:
Havent heard of R77 in the test schedule thus far. Its been Derby and Astra


Derby, Astra and the Python-5 according to FB
by raghava
01 Feb 2016 20:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 359301

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/nation/106-upgraded-tejas-jets-to-replace-migs/190424.html The plane will be 1,000 kg lighter than the existing version, which currently weighs 6,500 kg, but will use the same engine — General Electric’s 404. “The power of the engine is more than enough,” said a sen...
by raghava
24 Jan 2016 12:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 359301

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

In the last few weeks, there have been some nice updates collated from the LCA Tejas Facebook page by BRF members - However, these posts are scattered over the last few pages. This is my small attempt to collate these bits of information - Confirmed Orders - Total confirmed orders for 120 aircraft o...
by raghava
04 Jan 2016 19:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pathankot AirForce base under attack
Replies: 1213
Views: 65859

Re: Pathankot AirForce base under attack

http://www.firstpost.com/india/pathankot-attack-answering-five-questions-everyone-asks-after-a-pak-directed-strike-on-india-2570138.html Just in - by Lt Gen (Retd) P. C. Katoch Please read it in full - He has raised some pretty serious questions. some excerpts... The Pathankot strike was planned in...
by raghava
01 Jan 2016 19:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 22 April 2015
Replies: 4211
Views: 389573

Re: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 22 April 2015

A small tidbit to usher in 2016... my friend the panwallah was reading a book about Vedic Gods. As he reached p28 and 29, he suddenly felt very drowsy and fell asleep. The God Varuna appeared to him in a dream and confirmed to him that an island in the Nicobar chain and an island in the Lakshadweep ...
by raghava
08 Dec 2015 00:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4057
Views: 657158

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

Karan M wrote:Super info Raghava, keep the tidbits flowing.

BTW it looks like the Mareech has its own integrated towed array sonar, so it can work even on ships without a dedicated ATAS.


Yes Karan M sir,

It will. In fact, Maareech also has an "Only - Hull Mounted Sonar" mode.
by raghava
07 Dec 2015 20:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4057
Views: 657158

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

another tidbit folks...this time from a pan wala who was earlier a chai wala... you all know about the recent decoy system was handed over to the Nau Sena. In the end user's own words - compared decoy to decoy, this is far superior to the WASS C303 which they already have. in fact its "decoying...
by raghava
30 Nov 2015 22:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 4681
Views: 886456

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

Raghava, any more tid bits? Karan M garu, Let me pose a multiple choice question to you... Which of the following have ordered the land based systems of the "2 river" mijjile? a - thal guys b - nau guys c - vayu guys d - a & b only or . . . . e - a, b & c Take this as a question o...
by raghava
30 Nov 2015 20:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 4681
Views: 886456

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

Dr Saraswat himself said that the max range was over 600 km when flown at 18 km altitude. Nothing new in that. Thakur_B Sir, the burn rates I mentioned were calculated for sea level . Also IIRC, Dr Saraswat talked about 600 km @ 18km altitude as a forthcoming research area during a lecture at IITB ...
by raghava
30 Nov 2015 16:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 4681
Views: 886456

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

There are a few more tidbits I can post if the admins permit.
by raghava
30 Nov 2015 16:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 4681
Views: 886456

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

Recently, a senior scientist involved in the "indiagenization" of the "two-river mijjile" was pondering long and hard over a technical problem. To clear his head, he went to a chaiwalla and ordered some strong chai. As the said vaigyanik was thinking out aloud, the chaiwalla list...
by raghava
09 Dec 2010 10:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1023857

Re: China Military Watch

shiv wrote:
Sun Tzu or Tzutiyapanti?




:rotfl: Classic; Sir - tip of the hat to you
by raghava
02 Dec 2010 17:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4216
Views: 798787

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

DRDO Laboratory Develops Powerful, Light, Compact CL-20 Explosive I sincerely hope this news is true, but every source on the web, including peer reviewed articles say that CL-20 is about 15% more powerful than HMX - NOT 15x times more powerful. http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/muniti...
by raghava
12 Jan 2010 02:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 916946

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

A superb article by Ajai Shukla on how the establishment exerts control over the military.

Some very valid points raised... Please everybody - this is a must read

http://www.business-standard.com/india/news/ajai-shukla-muzzlingmilitary/382416/
by raghava
18 Dec 2009 19:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2305
Views: 476318

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

Insurgents hack US drones The complete report. The loophole seems to be bigger than initial reports Article in Wired.com Excerpts The U.S. military’s primary system for bringing overhead surveillance down to soldiers and Marines on the ground is also vulnerable to electronic interception, multiple ...
by raghava
12 Dec 2009 05:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Telangana Monitor
Replies: 5661
Views: 360989

Re: Redrawing State Boundaries

As munna said, people talk about this telugu pride and that, but andhras themselves make fun of telangana dialect and accent. Boasting Andhra telugu is the only the pure one. People talking about telugu pride and wanting to have telugu medium are the first ones to send their kids to the English med...
by raghava
12 Dec 2009 04:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 1133602

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

sorry if this sounds like a noob but can we deploy the 29Ks that we received on the Viraat till the Vikramaditya comes up? No we can't. Viraat is a small carrier and can only operate STOVL a/c like Harrier. MiG-29K is designed to operate from STOBAR carrier. A noob question again gurus - Can the Vi...
by raghava
11 Dec 2009 22:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Telangana Monitor
Replies: 5661
Views: 360989

Re: Balkanisation of India?

Division of AP, IMVHO, was swiftly agreed to prevent the rise of Jagan (YS's son). Both YS and CB Naidu belong to rayalaseema region and so cannot establish a power centre in a future Andhra state or a Telangana state . Without these two gentlemen, congress can buy, blackmail, cajole or coerce whate...
by raghava
10 Dec 2009 13:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: RIP: Sad demise of BRFite Prof. R. Balasubramaniam
Replies: 65
Views: 12102

Re: RIP: Sad demise of BRFite Prof. R. Balasubramaniam

My deepest condolences to his family

His posts here on BRF inspired me to visit Golconda Fort and look at the cannons there in a new light.

A sad loss for the nation and for history buffs everywhere.

May his soul rest in peace
by raghava
08 Dec 2009 05:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4216
Views: 798787

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

Meanwhile IDR has this article by Gp Capt. Bewoor Defence PSUs: The Great Betrayal While the article can be dismissed as a POV of one individual, on a personal basis, it is saddening for me to hear that at least part of the Armed Forces are unhappy about the INSAS and Arjun. Over the last so many y...
by raghava
08 Dec 2009 05:28
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion
Replies: 4621
Views: 758814

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion

^^^ A couple of moons ago in the strat forum, it was Ramana garu and someone else who said that its the Indian politicians who were old enough to be directly affected by partition that keep on making "unilateral" gestures. Subconciously they still believe that the two countries can co-exis...
by raghava
05 Dec 2009 23:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2305
Views: 476318

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

^^^ from the link above...

With its low-observable design, the aircraft could be useful for flying the borders of Iran and peering into China, India and Pakistan for useful data about missile tests and telemetry, as well as gathering signals and multi-spectral intelligence
by raghava
04 Dec 2009 06:32
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Tourism: News & Discussion
Replies: 375
Views: 66673

Re: Indian Tourism: News & Discussion

Govt clears visa-on-arrival for citizens of five countries Amitabh Sinha Posted: Thursday, Dec 03, 2009 at 2218 hrs IST Updated: Thursday, Dec 03, 2009 at 2218 hrs IST New Delhi: The government has decided to offer visa-on-arrival facility to citizens of a select group of five countries, something ...
by raghava
26 Nov 2009 03:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Beam Weapons and Future of Deterrence
Replies: 74
Views: 20387

Re: Beam Weapons and Future of Deterrence

Johann et al. – Please forgive me but I must disappoint you. If you absolutely insist on knowing what I (think I) know, you can re-read my comments within the broader context in which they were written, being sure to include the news of the day . Suffice to say: all is not what it seems – in strate...
by raghava
06 Nov 2009 20:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - September 15, 2009
Replies: 2841
Views: 246137

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - September 15, 2009

Pakistan is in a fix - Business Recorder Editorial [b]Pakistan is in a fix. Gurus, I have a noob question to ask if I may. Looking at the above, does TSP have the financial ability to fight a limited skirmish let alone a war? I ask this because depending on which source one wants to believe - Kargi...
by raghava
02 Nov 2009 01:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - September 15, 2009
Replies: 2841
Views: 246137

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - September 15, 2009

Taliban, al-Qaeda sling US, German guns: Report Pro-Taliban and al-Qaeda-linked militants have reportedly been outfitted with state-of-the-art American arms and other weaponry made in the US-allied states, including Israel, Germany and India. The pro-Taliban militants in Pakistan were equipped with...
by raghava
01 Nov 2009 15:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pashtun Civil War
Replies: 505
Views: 79124

Re: Pashtun Civil War

If not posted already: The Ethnic Split Selig S. Harrison The Nation October 21, 2009 Alexander the Great, the British Raj and the Red Army all learned the hard way that the Pashtuns, ..... Lending more credence to the article above - Abdullah Abdullah now withdraws from the presidential runoff. ht...
by raghava
31 Oct 2009 23:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - September 15, 2009
Replies: 2841
Views: 246137

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - September 15, 2009

QUETTA: At least two persons have been killed in a firing incident outside Cadet College Mastung, DawnNews reports. Police say gunmen on motorcycle opened fire on two people standing outside Cadet College Mastung located some fifty kilometers south-west of Quetta. The two persons have been identifi...
by raghava
15 Sep 2009 14:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1023857

Re: China Military Watch

Pure speculation here - so forgive me Guru Log... but the recent visit for closed door meeting by the Obama aides to the Dalai Lama's office in Dharamshala - was it just a "routine" visit in preparation for the Dalai Lama's visit to the US- as put out in the media Or Is it a visit to "...

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