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by chackojoseph
01 Dec 2014 08:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2805
Views: 438854

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

PratikDas and Ramanna, AKA is long gone. The political factor is not my point and hence I have avoided it as visible. The current points are on my first post, which includes a politician in question. Secondly, it is factually incorrect that there were no spares due to "MoD blacklist." Or c...
by chackojoseph
01 Dec 2014 07:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2805
Views: 438854

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

I won't bat for Denel, but most here already know my disappointment with cancellation of Bhim project, which was close to my heart as I did my best to defend the Arjun project. When Denel was blacklisted, we reacted with aghast and wow. Aghast that Bhim is off and wow that India was serious about ro...
by chackojoseph
30 Nov 2014 20:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2805
Views: 438854

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

IMI lost even the blacklist contest in court in 2013.
by chackojoseph
30 Nov 2014 20:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2805
Views: 438854

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Who got it blacklisted? The corrupted or the corruption buster? The buster gets the blame. What about the corrupt?

Denel, IMI cases were proved by law. There were no arbitrary blacklists.

My 2 cents.
by chackojoseph
30 Nov 2014 06:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2805
Views: 438854

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

So, the corruption does not exist. Why even partial bans? Give them a clean chit. Who stops them from doing it now? What is a partially corrupt company?

How many cases are there where a mere anon phone call has resulted in black listing without investigation?
by chackojoseph
29 Nov 2014 17:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2805
Views: 438854

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

“Blacklisting clearly has not deterred bribe-seekers in India, but may have contributed in slowing down acquisition. Punish the wrongdoer but why punish the forces by denying them technology and the equipment,” said a source. http://www.tribuneindia.com/2014/20141125/nation.htm#13[/quote] I am just...
by chackojoseph
12 Nov 2014 19:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Books that cover Indian Armed Forces and its History
Replies: 260
Views: 66136

Re: Books that cover Indian Armed Forces and its History

I have made The Second Strike available for international shipping.

The Second Strike by Sujit Sanyal, Anil Anand

Anil Anand was the head of Arihant nuclear reactor.
by chackojoseph
12 Nov 2014 19:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 699041

Re: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread

HAL Light Combat Helicopter LCH TD3 makes first flight https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/s480x480/10371897_10205546109234788_1498309599005409889_n.jpg?oh=b373dba1b4f4145bbe3adf6e88e72bbf&oe=54DA8579&__gda__=1423297408_021e2c3446e4e848a5bf0f246a9514d0
by chackojoseph
21 Oct 2014 17:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Books that cover Indian Armed Forces and its History
Replies: 260
Views: 66136

Re: Books that cover Indian Armed Forces and its History

No Hobbes. I haven't tried. Totally forgot about it. Will try.
by chackojoseph
02 Oct 2014 06:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 140675

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

akshat.kashyap wrote:There were talks to use MK1 to be used as LIFT.


Germany wanted it as LIFT. They wanted 12 or so pieces.
by chackojoseph
01 Oct 2014 11:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 140675

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

I will add 2 pics in sometime. Thanks Chacko Chetta, Hi-Def picture which are of desktop-wall paper quality will be highly appreciated.[/quote] https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/10257942_1478290689098967_4513763515433331618_n.jpg?oh=45417c07d61ef9a8681686b1a48e3b6a&...
by chackojoseph
27 Sep 2014 06:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission
Replies: 2751
Views: 118144

Re: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission

I hope they use the remaining fuel to gently lower the craft into the mars atmosphere and obtain measurements/ pics as it goes down. While it would have lived a useful life during its prime, it can give us more data if we decide to send a rover kind of mission.
by chackojoseph
27 Sep 2014 05:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3967
Views: 141509

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

What is the source of the data for Tejas CMT & VMT of 3.4+0.76 and 3.4+0.64? What is the source of data for the other aircraft? Request you to share the same. Any analysis is as good as the source of the data. Here is what author said : Derived out of some parameters. He mentioned in article th...
by chackojoseph
26 Sep 2014 14:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3967
Views: 141509

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

My bad. It's Sortie rate.
by chackojoseph
26 Sep 2014 10:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3967
Views: 141509

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

A Simple Sortie-Rate Model for Indian Air Force

M2K and Tejas have highest Turn around time among IAF aircraft's.

Base figures are from open source.
by chackojoseph
13 Sep 2014 12:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3678
Views: 479585

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

NRao wrote:Govt should buy Indian military hardware: Ex-Army chief

everyone is falling over each other?


Gen Shankar Roychowdhury was a great proponent of Indian hardware.
by chackojoseph
10 Sep 2014 07:15
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 423704

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9 , 2014

Directorate General of Mechanised Forces (DGMF), which oversees the army’s tank force, has formally proposed that the Arjun be gradually improved through successive models --- Mark II, Mark III, Mark IV and so on --- rather than attempting a major technological leap into the unknown, which is what ...
by chackojoseph
09 Sep 2014 05:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 140675

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

Chacko, Per your interactions with the HAL and IAF, what do you feel looks like the most realistic date for MkII induction? Anywhere between 2018 - 20. This bird will be rapidly prototyped and requires less testing as MK-1 has already done most of it. Note: Induction may take more time as it depend...
by chackojoseph
08 Sep 2014 12:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 140675

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

merlin wrote:
What OBOGS and new HUD? There is no OBOGS in Mk. 1, that's slated for Mk. 2 and there is no new HUD either.


True. But, but they will be progressively tested in MK-1. Most MK-II will be already tested.
by chackojoseph
08 Sep 2014 06:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 140675

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

Marten wrote:Chacko, have you heard anything about the SPs? Are more changes being made to accommodate some incremental improvement? Serious question.


You know the schedules with OBOGS, new HUD etc. All are pre-planned ones. I suppose there might not be 100% identical copies in MK-1.
by chackojoseph
06 Sep 2014 14:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Books that cover Indian Armed Forces and its History
Replies: 260
Views: 66136

Re: Books that cover Indian Armed Forces and its History

One book that is out of print but IMO is mandatory reading for anyone with interest in India's defence is The Guilty Men of 1962 by D R Mankekar. Is there an eBook available, or can anyone (hint, hint Chackoji) publish a fresh edition? Let me look into it. BTW, i posses the only new copy of Devil a...
by chackojoseph
06 Sep 2014 07:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 140675

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

they ahve been making coninuous and incremental changes.They will not allow either the chief of staff or the prime minister or president to fly in it.Simple this is a commonly followed rule for many such things in development. Very well put. Majority of the time it flew it flew with a new requireme...
by chackojoseph
05 Sep 2014 06:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 140675

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

Nik

There is a need for certain level of confidence before you let the Air Chief fly it. Rafale is an aircraft on duty.If Tejas has been cleared for Dy Chief, its a huge confidence winning occasion. Principally, I agree with you.
by chackojoseph
04 Sep 2014 10:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Books that cover Indian Armed Forces and its History
Replies: 260
Views: 66136

Re: Books that cover Indian Armed Forces and its History

Hello, Can anyone help please? I am looking for a book called "Soldiering with faith- the story of the Sikh Light Infantry" I''m in London and can't find a seller. Does anyone know the ISBN details or how I could get it from here. Thanks in advance It's published by Sikh LI Regimental Cen...
by chackojoseph
04 Sep 2014 09:46
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 423704

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9 , 2014

Also, this is my original point

What has been screwed by saint? On contrary, we are reaping benefits of his thrust for indigenous.


I never said that I am open to discussions on paintings, and other things.
by chackojoseph
04 Sep 2014 09:34
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 423704

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9 , 2014

Antony did good in the areas I mentioned. Without him Arjun Tank project was as good as dead. Palam Raju did a lot of good for this project, along with others. If people decide to personally attack, it will not change facts. I am not politically affiliated. I have disdain for all political parties e...
by chackojoseph
03 Sep 2014 18:31
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 423704

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9 , 2014

I have not found anything worth replying.
by chackojoseph
03 Sep 2014 17:46
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 423704

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9 , 2014

I will stick to Arjun numbers : There were enough times when it was been pushed to back burner. Here Antony and Pallam Raju pushed it hard. I have written of medium fording , AUCRT etc. The project was as good as dead without them. I have no idea what you are talking about Italian gun. Who forced wh...
by chackojoseph
03 Sep 2014 15:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Books that cover Indian Armed Forces and its History
Replies: 260
Views: 66136

Re: Books that cover Indian Armed Forces and its History

The above book is now available in India. It has gone for printing

An Indian Air Force Officer Recollects
by chackojoseph
03 Sep 2014 09:08
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 423704

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9 , 2014

How so? Details please. Thx. They pushed Arjun Tank project, LCA project, Dhruv, OFB gun project, Arihant project, INSAS etc to the hilt. If you see the latest warships, Most major weapons have been made in India with ToT etc. In imports, FMS, asking IAF for comprehensive evaluation of MMRCA, etc h...
by chackojoseph
03 Sep 2014 08:34
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 423704

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9 , 2014

How does that help?
by chackojoseph
03 Sep 2014 08:07
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 423704

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9 , 2014

And it took a new Govt to give the R&D folks the budget they wanted, buy batteries for subs, local items.. R&D budget for what? I haven't seen details. What is it going to be used for? Is it actually going to be released? Is it going to be returned? We don't know yet. But definitely, 10 yea...

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