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by Shrinivasan
01 Oct 2014 11:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 181895

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

chackojoseph wrote:First LCA –Tejas Series Production aircraft performs maiden flight

I will add 2 pics in sometime.
Thanks Chacko Chetta, Hi-Def picture which are of desktop-wall paper quality will be highly appreciated.
by Shrinivasan
01 Oct 2014 11:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 741317

Re: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread

Shivji, Rudra was an excellent choice... Tejas not so... Druv was not bad but Janamejaya doesn't cut much ice... there are plenty of names evoking fear in our epics...
by Shrinivasan
01 Oct 2014 11:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 181895

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

I am surprised, neither ADA not HAL released any photo or video or even a press release about LCA SP1's maiden flight. Any Bangloreans who were in the right place and the right time!!! please post pics...
by Shrinivasan
01 Oct 2014 11:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3094
Views: 271338

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

Actually this might be good news - More US equipment given to Pakis means less budget available on Chinese imports - just consider cost of spares and maintenance. why so, these might be gifted along with their spares and documentation... Khan is in a big hurry, they might even throw in a full tank ...
by Shrinivasan
01 Oct 2014 11:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2289
Views: 455861

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

Slybird, Golden Hawk, Pushpak, Black kite and Indian eagle micro UAVs made by ADE-NAL are ready for production. Hopefully both MOD and MOH would provide large orders and induct these in numbers, IA and CMPF need these yesterday.. these eyes in the sky would lead to significant reduction in casualty...
by Shrinivasan
01 Oct 2014 11:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 3963
Views: 200906

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

Desh has crossed the proverbial rubicon in terms of missile development, hence multiple missiles and their variants are rolling out. Also a missile developed for one task is getting repurposed for another which would help in bringing about economy of scale for the underlying components (and hence a ...
by Shrinivasan
01 Oct 2014 10:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 19 Jul 2014
Replies: 2846
Views: 106034

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 19 Jul

We Are Pakis and we Chuck This madrassa laaagic is like a convicted criminal questionaing the judge, the prosecutor, the jury and even the victim and blaming everyone. the ultimate irony is the insistence that scrutiny should be done AFTER the world cup. Does any country do drugs/steroid/hormones/p...
by Shrinivasan
01 Oct 2014 09:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion
Replies: 3934
Views: 270225

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion

What is the current status of the desi GPS? With 2 satellites, is it functional
by Shrinivasan
01 Oct 2014 09:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion
Replies: 3934
Views: 270225

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion

Semi-cryo will be crucial for Desh to be able to lauch heavy satellites. In future we need dedicated mil sats, navigation sats amd above all communication sats. All the best ISRO for GSLV...
by Shrinivasan
01 Oct 2014 08:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 741317

Re: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread

Pratyush wrote:LCH, has a name. It is called Janmjeya.
is this for real or are you kidding? This is a very Dharmic name but lacks the punch for an attack helicopter... lets name it after the sword of Lord Shiva... or something deadly like Garuda or Sheshnag.
by Shrinivasan
01 Oct 2014 07:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Siachen News & Discussion
Replies: 2946
Views: 200410

Re: Siachen News & Discussion

Paul wrote:There is a photo of him with Mush in Colombo just before Mush flew back to Pak and overthrew NS in a coup.
Who si the "him" you are referring to here? care to share the pic?
by Shrinivasan
01 Oct 2014 02:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - August 9, 2014
Replies: 1128
Views: 85248

Re: China Military Watch - August 9, 2014

US efforts to court Indian PM Narendra Modi 'ludicrous': Chinese media I think they are beginning to fear Modi. I don't think "Fear" is the right word, they definitely don't know how to read him. The combo of Modi and Doval is a far cry from Mickey Mouse and his team. Chinese have mis-rea...
by Shrinivasan
01 Oct 2014 01:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - August 9, 2014
Replies: 1128
Views: 85248

Re: China Military Watch - August 9, 2014

US efforts to court Indian PM Narendra Modi 'ludicrous': Chinese media I think they are beginning to fear Modi. I don't think "Fear" is the right word, they definitely don't know how to read him. The combo of Modi and Doval is a far cry from Mickey Mouse and his team. Chinese have mis-rea...
by Shrinivasan
01 Oct 2014 00:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2886
Views: 484026

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Boeing delivers 5th maritime patrol aircraft to India "We'll deliver one more P-8I before the end of the year, followed by two in 2015." I think it is high time we create 2-3 SQ of P8is (say 8 birds in a SQ), one for the BOB, 1 for Arabian Sea and another for IOR. we should station couple...
by Shrinivasan
01 Oct 2014 00:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 181895

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

putnanja wrote:State-owned HAL and DRDO today carried out the maiden sortie of the first LCA Tejas aircraft produced for the Indian Air Force by them in Bengaluru.
Any pictures of this bird? even grainy pics shot thru layers of barbed wire would do...
by Shrinivasan
30 Sep 2014 20:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 181895

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

Gives me no pleasure to say this but LCA SP-1 has missed the September 2014 deadline as well. It was the March-April 2014 deadline it had missed earlier... LCA SP1 had its first flight on September 30th. Better late than never... atleast it did it before the month ended... so far so good ...miles t...
by Shrinivasan
30 Sep 2014 08:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 741317

Re: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread

pankajs wrote:
Anantha Krishnan M ‏@writetake 1h

#HAL sources tell Express that Light Combat Helicopter #LCH project is heading towards the expected Initial Operational Clearance #IOC.

Thats a great new... AK is a very relianble chaiwallla in HAL matters
by Shrinivasan
26 Sep 2014 03:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 19 Jul 2014
Replies: 2846
Views: 106034

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 19 Jul

^^^what sort of explosion is it that it is heard miles away, rattles buildings far away but only kills a handfull... That too in a densly populated place like krachi
by Shrinivasan
26 Sep 2014 02:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv Newj
Replies: 2872
Views: 121911

Re: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv

kenop wrote:But how come 4 iphonez caast Rs 2.5 m ? Ij the eggchange rate so much ?

Depends on what was inside the Mobile phone?
by Shrinivasan
26 Sep 2014 01:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 3963
Views: 200906

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

In one of the latest tests of the Brahmos Surface to Surface missile, it was launched from a mobile autonomous launcher (MAL) located in the launching complex - III of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur-on-sea , this was to test the missile against hidden land targets... see the test repor...
by Shrinivasan
26 Sep 2014 01:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3036
Views: 304136

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Could be because of 2 reasons, cost and size of Brahmos. Brahmos being a longer missile by 2.5 meters probably cant fit in those 2 launchers and not every target may deserve an expensive Brahmos. Styx missile per-se might be of lesser length than the Brahmos but it launcher is bigger (to accomodate...
by Shrinivasan
26 Sep 2014 01:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 741317

Re: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread

^^^ It may be possible to remove the external hard points and guns fitted thus use the space. Even if you remove all external stores (which BTB are slung on stubs), how will it increase space??? Based on open source pictures of Rudra available, there is very limited space available in the cabin. as...
by Shrinivasan
25 Sep 2014 13:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3517
Views: 617155

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

That article by Lt Gen Hasnain is a wonderful piece which shows clarity of thought and grasp of finer aspects of the situation. Really like the way he brings out how ambiguity is dangerous... Agree 100%, i read this article 2-3 times and was struck with the level of clarity of the good general. His...
by Shrinivasan
25 Sep 2014 12:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 3963
Views: 200906

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

Just out of curiosity, why does IAF need SSM missile squadrons? To target enemy airfields? ... Kiran, Prithvi I, the 150Km range SSM was with the Army (Missile regiments), IAF wanted a missile with slightly longer legs... this was meant for SEAD/DEAD. Agni series was with Strategic Forces Command w...
by Shrinivasan
25 Sep 2014 12:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 741317

Re: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread

^^ saar, i think the photo shows that there are lots of data gathering equipment in the cabin. In the production version the entire WSI system will be controlled by the two pilots upfront and the whole rear cabin will be empty. I don't think the whole rear cabin will be empty... see all those Green...
by Shrinivasan
25 Sep 2014 11:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 19 Jul 2014
Replies: 2846
Views: 106034

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 19 Jul

ramana wrote:I think TSP will soon change their name to South Aisia
It is Sooth Assea
by Shrinivasan
25 Sep 2014 10:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 720746

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

His comparison of Kilos and Arihant and a theory that Arihant is just an Extended Kilo seems to be a motivated rant...
what do you guys think?
by Shrinivasan
25 Sep 2014 10:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2757
Views: 346464

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

I just saw this article http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/pilots-wear-diapers-on-bombing-missions/article1-521689.aspx Su practice 9 hour plus mission and they talk of 12-15 hours mission in future. I am glad you bought this up...i had read this old article and was amazed about the sheer end...
by Shrinivasan
24 Sep 2014 20:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv Newj
Replies: 2872
Views: 121911

Re: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv

Are those 3 hoors in the painting pehind the Multi Million Ruppees cheque ? Why are they not covered in Purdah I ask this Jirgah ? and two of them seem to be using the Kafir Hindooo Charka which was used by the old man Gandhi, Father of the Kafir nation Yindiyaa... this is haraam... they should hav...
by Shrinivasan
24 Sep 2014 13:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 190975

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

^^^also this 300 km range for Brahmos is just a Mukotaa to hide from MTCR sanctions which were Desh centric. Actaul range could be closer to 500KM as stated by a Russian Journal recently.
by Shrinivasan
24 Sep 2014 13:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3517
Views: 617155

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

^^^ producing 300 Brahmos missiles and say, 10 launchers and associated support vehicles will take years... To induct thes 4 regimenta, IA has taken umpteen years... How much can they ramp-up production... Will take ages...
by Shrinivasan
24 Sep 2014 12:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3517
Views: 617155

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

I don't know whether I am speculating or not. But seeing the reports I have a strong gut feeling that the recent cease fire violations are an attempt of ethnic cleansing by shelling the areas of jammu which have a majority of sikh & Hindu population or may be this might an attempt to create fea...
by Shrinivasan
24 Sep 2014 12:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3517
Views: 617155

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Gen S A Hasnain (retd) has penned an excellent articleon the recent border standoff in the Indian express..sorry i couldnt place the URL here.
by Shrinivasan
24 Sep 2014 10:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 3963
Views: 200906

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

DRDO video on Akash: KHFkKbKGR1M all recent tests (IA or IAF) have shown Akash SAM being fired from a Truck or a stationary platform... i have two questions 1) Why no testing from a tracked vehicle (T-72 chassis) 2) Why limit it to only 3 when they can be deployed on stationary platforms (which can...
by Shrinivasan
24 Sep 2014 10:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3094
Views: 271338

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

anybody wonders how come the pilot did not bail out? don't Paki F-16s have ejector seats? also how can TTP target an F-16 which is not exactly a ground attack bird and would at best be used for stand-off bombing or escorting J-17s or Mirage-Vs?
by Shrinivasan
24 Sep 2014 10:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3094
Views: 271338

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

..However, ditching fuel tanks, racks, launchers, pylons - that are expensive - in a CI strike, is an indicator that was plane was in a hurry to go home clean. F-16 is affectionately called a LAWN DART for its high accident rate (in comparison with F-15, F-14 or F-18). Hence it has been designed wi...
by Shrinivasan
24 Sep 2014 10:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2289
Views: 455861

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

For all those who thought designing and manufacturing Panchi airframe is easy (and I still maintain that it is the easier than integrating the components that it will carry) Precisely my point, building the platform is important... once we get it flying... we can work on integrating the sensor pack...
by Shrinivasan
24 Sep 2014 09:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3036
Views: 304136

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

R class destroyer with inclined Brahmos launchers. I did not know 2 replaced one styx launcher Interesting to see that they have not replace all the 4 Styx with Brahmos.. Why this mixed load of 2 Styx and 4 Brahmos when Styx has lesser range, lesser speed and overall kill power. the only reason I c...
by Shrinivasan
24 Sep 2014 08:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Military Discussion
Replies: 2972
Views: 386115

Re: International Military & Space Discussion

PratikDas wrote:Aditya ji, what is ABP?

ABV not ABP... he meant Atal Bihari Vajapayee.
by Shrinivasan
23 Sep 2014 11:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3094
Views: 271338

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

This is not sale.. this is at best extortion by pakees... Desh should offer to buy them out for a higher price and gift it to the Afghan National Army...they need it the most.

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