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by pankajs
12 Oct 2020 20:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3847
Views: 1092608

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

One either conducts a test in secret or one give a factual account of the results of an announced test. The falsification of results of a declared test will create doubt about earlier successful tests and tarnish the image of the project/Lab/DRDO/GoI. My guess is that DRDO would have been fairly con...
by pankajs
12 Oct 2020 11:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3847
Views: 1092608

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Of course, in keeping with India's strategic culture of needless obfuscation, the most interesting missile development is not analysed in the media. The SMART torpedo deployment presupposes detection and ranging abilities . It reveals perhaps that Indian systems are robust, whatever they are; SOSUS...
by pankajs
12 Oct 2020 02:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2814
Views: 517431

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

2. It is ~1.5km inside the Chinese side of the LAC (no difference in perception here AFAIK), i.e. if we have captured this area that would mean we have crossed the LAC (which we have officially denied having done) and possibly removed any existing PLA troops from there. The LAC is not a fixed 'line...
by pankajs
12 Oct 2020 02:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2814
Views: 517431

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Post drone show by the Azeris, the Chinis might be tempted to carryout a mass drone night strikes on our positions. And quickly capture our positions and ask us to escalate. Artillery cannot easily dislodge positions at heights. Airpower will be monitored. Loitering drones on the other hand are not...
by pankajs
09 Oct 2020 18:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3847
Views: 1092608

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

https://pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1663083&s=09 DRDO successfully flight tests Indigenously Developed Anti Radiation Missile (RUDRAM) New generation Anti Radiation Missile (RUDRAM) was successfully Flight tested today onto a radiation target located on Wheeler Island off the coast of ...
by pankajs
09 Oct 2020 17:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2814
Views: 517431

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

The Print has an article by Lt Gen Prakash Menon (Retd). I am unable to post just a link to the article. And BR policy prohibits uploading full article. But it should be easily accessed if someone wants. But the key advice that he is giving the Modi Govt that it would be a strategic blunder to give...
by pankajs
08 Oct 2020 20:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3847
Views: 1092608

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Consider the following images .. Image 1 - Shaurya in a resting position. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EjY2JsuVcAEJAU3?format=jpg&name=small Note : 1. Study the Shaurya TEL very carefully. The wheel sets, the shape of the back that supports the launcher\missile, column to support the launcher\mis...
by pankajs
08 Oct 2020 18:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 945
Views: 291104

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

I wanted private firms involved right from the LAC 1 stage ... they are in a matter of speaking if they are making sub-assemblies but what I wanted was the 2nd line fully handed over to private player on lease.
by pankajs
08 Oct 2020 18:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 945
Views: 291104

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

https://twitter.com/kartachar/status/1313429834027024384 As presented by Dr Girish Deodhare- Tejas Mk2 (MWF) first prototype planned to be rolled out by July 2022. First flight by early 2023. This is the most eagerly awaited fighter as far as I'm personally concerned. Set to form sizeable bulk of IA...
by pankajs
07 Oct 2020 23:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 9104
Views: 1190665

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Embedded video ... https://twitter.com/iAnkurSingh/status/1313714254436995072 Congress' Dalit leader Shyoraj Jivan Valmiki admits Congress has planned Riots in Hathras. He close to Rahul & Sonia Gandhi. “Poori Taiyari Hai" "Humne tod fod ki" "Goliyan Chalengi, 2 idhar ke mare...
by pankajs
07 Oct 2020 18:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 9104
Views: 1190665

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Rafool want's full control of press and institution to deliver a coup! https://twitter.com/atti_cus/status/1313402903739105281 “ Give me a free press, give me free institutions and the government won’t last ” - @RahulGandhi https://twitter.com/iMac_too/status/1313702478395838464 Ahmed camp is gettin...
by pankajs
07 Oct 2020 18:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3847
Views: 1092608

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Just noticed that a launcher placed on NH 6 as it skirts the western Gujarat will just miss Gwadar or perhaps not. May be the declared range of 650 km is conservative. Should have been NH41. From Gauhar Nani/Moti on NH 41 on the western coast of Gujarat, Gwadar Cranes are exactly 650 km straight.
by pankajs
07 Oct 2020 11:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 9104
Views: 1190665

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Only commenting on comments that I came across twitter. I myself haven't tried to research facts of the matter. https://twitter.com/VikasSaraswat/status/1313447033835937792 8 days after declaring the accused in #HathrasCase darinda (predators) @aajtak is now speaking to villagers and tryin to ascert...
by pankajs
07 Oct 2020 10:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3847
Views: 1092608

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

People's desire to immediately see SMART on all Indian frontline Warships as option that could just be dropped into the installed Brahmos launcher is what is driving this Brahmoization of SMART. Shaurya derived missile would mean modification, testing, cost & delay. There is no such thing Brahm...
by pankajs
07 Oct 2020 10:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3847
Views: 1092608

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

People's desire to immediately see SMART on all Indian frontline Warships as option that could just be dropped into the installed Brahmos launcher is what is driving this Brahmoization of SMART.

Shaurya derived missile would mean modification, testing, cost & delay.
by pankajs
07 Oct 2020 00:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 9104
Views: 1190665

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Rafool in full flow ... https://twitter.com/INCIndia/status/1313431928310132737 नरेंद्र मोदी कहते है कि किसान अपना माल कहीं भी बेच सकता है। जब सड़क नहीं होगी तो कहाँ जाएगा, कैसे जाएगा किसान? सड़क बनी मंडी टैक्स से और मंडी टैक्स आपने खत्म कर दिया, मतलब सड़कों को आपने खत्म कर दिया : श्री @RahulGandhi ...
by pankajs
06 Oct 2020 22:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 9104
Views: 1190665

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

https://twitter.com/utkarsh_aanand/stat ... 2977150979
No stay by #SupremeCourt on the HC judgment that had quashed #AndhraPradesh Govt's order to make English medium mandatory in all govt schools from classes I-VI. SC will hear the state's appeal after a week.
by pankajs
06 Oct 2020 21:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3847
Views: 1092608

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

^^ In anycase, 5 Peninsular based batteries will cover all the approach to the main land plus additional 1 or 2 on Andaman & Lakshweep. Just noticed that a launcher placed on NH 6 as it skirts the western Gujarat will just miss Gwadar or perhaps not. May be the declared range of 650 km is conser...
by pankajs
06 Oct 2020 20:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3847
Views: 1092608

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

^^ 1. Borderline overlap of the bubbles will not do. While 650 km may be the optimized range for a fail-safe bubble and adequate overlap, better to assume a 500 km range. 2. I think there will be another bubble on the western shores plus one at the southern tip. 3. A bubble based in Maldives is very...
by pankajs
06 Oct 2020 20:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4329
Views: 759442

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

https://twitter.com/strategic_front/status/1313320597624156162 The list below was named "New projects of DRDO" & presented to the Lok Sabha in 2018 by the then Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. It should provide a peek into some upcoming DRDO test. Most of the projects are on schedu...
by pankajs
06 Oct 2020 20:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3847
Views: 1092608

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Nilanjan wrote:Effectiveness of asbm doubtfull...why not design a bigger brahmos like missile!! Probably hstdv based missile will have that type of range..

What issue will an ASBM face that can be bypassed using an extended range Brahmos or a HSTDV based missile?
by pankajs
06 Oct 2020 20:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3847
Views: 1092608

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Very difficult to judge is SMART is closer to Shaurya or Brahmos in dimensions without details. If it is Shaurya based or derived then its launcher too will be different from that used for Brahmos. Ok ... going back to the DRDO/PIB press release https://www.pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetailm.aspx?PRID=16...
by pankajs
06 Oct 2020 11:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 9104
Views: 1190665

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

#sunnisena Is it trying to break muslim vote bank? Shiv Sena Likely To Contest 30-40 Seats In The Upcoming Bihar Assembly Elections, Says Sanjay Raut https://swarajyamag.com/insta/shiv-sena-likely-to-contest-30-40-seats-in-the-upcoming-bihar-assembly-elections-says-sanjay-raut Hawa baazi trying to ...
by pankajs
06 Oct 2020 10:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5061
Views: 1250022

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

https://twitter.com/YusufDFI/status/1313123936947724293
IAF Chief: AMCA will be the mainstay. 2 squadrons of the AMCA Mark 1 & 5 squadrons of AMCA Mark 2 have been planned. DRDO has given a timeline of five to seven years.
by pankajs
06 Oct 2020 02:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 9104
Views: 1190665

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

https://twitter.com/utkarsh_aanand/status/1313093386442698754 #CJI-led bench in #SupremeCourt will tomorrow take up a PIL for a #CBI or SIT probe into the #Hathras alleged gangrape & murder case. The plea seeks probe under supervision of a retd SC or HC judge, besides changing the place of trial...
by pankajs
06 Oct 2020 01:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7926
Views: 881753

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Embedded PeePeeCee writeup ... https://twitter.com/aparanjape/status/1312986576218066945 India's new paper Covid-19 test could be a ‘game changer’ ...an inexpensive paper-based test for coronavirus that could give fast results similar to a pregnancy test. "T his is a simple, precise, reliable, ...
by pankajs
06 Oct 2020 01:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3847
Views: 1092608

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Shaurya can deposit a payload of 1,000 kg to between 700 and 750 km. There must be other consideration/constrains in launching a torp but 650 km is easily possible on top of a Shaurya. With a 200 kg payload Shaurya can strike 1500+ km (1900 km per wiki). Looks like our Anti Access/Area Denial capabi...
by pankajs
06 Oct 2020 01:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 9104
Views: 1190665

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

https://twitter.com/AmanKayamHai_ET/status/1313028746606112768 Breaking: UP Police registers a case on serious charges regarding an "conspiracy" in the Hathras case to cause caste-based and communal riots, defame Yogi Govt, misleading the victim's family, spreading rumours and putting prov...
by pankajs
06 Oct 2020 01:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 9104
Views: 1190665

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

When does one stop associating this CM with patriotic classifier like Captain? Which boundary does he need to cross? Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh wants Rahul Gandhi to become PM to scrap newly passed farm laws, gets trolled https://www.opindia.com/2020/10/capt-amarinder-singh-wants-rahul-gandhi-b...
by pankajs
06 Oct 2020 01:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5061
Views: 1250022

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

https://twitter.com/TheWolfpackIN/statu ... 1927767042
IAF is looking at directed energy weapons (DEWS) and swarm drone systems in future: CAS ACM Bhadauria
No news on DEWS in a long time.
by pankajs
06 Oct 2020 01:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3847
Views: 1092608

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

I am most exited about coastal batteries of these Missile assisted Torps.
by pankajs
05 Oct 2020 20:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3847
Views: 1092608

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

SMART is NOT a small missile. Just look at the Tel and the Missile. To my layman's eye looks comparable to Shayura Tel/Launcher platform.

What would be the range of a missile assisted Torpedo with the launch vehicle almost equal in size to Shaurya?
by pankajs
05 Oct 2020 20:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3847
Views: 1092608

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

DRDO handle has tweeted this press release via PIB. Again no range has been disclosed and therefore we should assume that SMART would most likely mirror the ranges of other weapons in its class. https://www.pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetailm.aspx?PRID=1661707 Successful Flight Test of SMART Posted On: 05...
by pankajs
05 Oct 2020 20:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3847
Views: 1092608

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

While the range has NOT been specified, the image in the thread matched what has been released on the SMART test via Raksha Mantri's twitter feed. That is as official as it gets. https://twitter.com/DefenceMinIndia/status/1313040727824199680 Raksha Mantri Shri @rajnathsingh has congratulated @DRDO_I...
by pankajs
05 Oct 2020 18:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5283
Views: 998057

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

Food crisis brewing up in China ... Embedded WaPo link https://twitter.com/evadou/status/1312377820245446656 China has gone into a soft form of food rationing nationwide, as UN warns of worst global food crisis in 50 yrs . Everyone from Alibaba's Jack Ma to elementary students under pressure to comp...
by pankajs
05 Oct 2020 17:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3847
Views: 1092608

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

A stupid question. If 650 km is range, how do ships get the info ? Possible with a an integrated Information & command center. GOI does have such a center. Not sure what it is called and not sure if we have integrated our reconnaissance and command centers enough to pull it off. A P-8I spots a ...
by pankajs
05 Oct 2020 14:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3847
Views: 1092608

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Yep looks like it, based on this bit

https://mobile.twitter.com/Amitraaz/sta ... 4252428288

Can't post the details fr my phone.
by pankajs
05 Oct 2020 12:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 9104
Views: 1190665

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

https://twitter.com/SwarajyaMag/status/1312768185783865346 The LJP had already made it clear that it was not willing to contest elections under Nitish Kumar. https://twitter.com/ForeignAffairs/status/1312777743831044096 “To truly get the novel coronavirus under control, the United States must do wha...
by pankajs
04 Oct 2020 20:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 9104
Views: 1190665

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

https://twitter.com/amitmalviya/status/1312628339471904769 Rajasthan under Ashok Gehlot has earned the dubious distinction of being the most unsafe state for women with 15.9 rapes per lakh, one of the highest in the country. Similarly Delhi and Jaipur are most unsafe cities. But where are Rahul and ...
by pankajs
04 Oct 2020 20:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 9104
Views: 1190665

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

https://twitter.com/swati_gs/status/1312620727309234176 In today’s Times of India: Among big states, Uttar Pradesh had the best conviction rate in crimes against women in 2019. This was also higher than all-India average https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EjddkukU8AEL_qg?format=jpg&name=small

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