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by chackojoseph
03 Jan 2015 19:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Breaking news: Coast guard intercepted terrorist boat
Replies: 969
Views: 34957

Re: Breaking news: Coast guard intercepted terrorist boat

Chackoji, your colleague (journalist) has said that it is quite normal for CG operations without involvement of Navy near the shore. Chackoji please show the sentence in press release about CG claim of being fired upon. 2) The 1st post above with news says so. 1) Journos have not said what you are ...
by chackojoseph
03 Jan 2015 19:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Breaking news: Coast guard intercepted terrorist boat
Replies: 969
Views: 34957

Re: Breaking news: Coast guard intercepted terrorist boat

Srin,

Govt need not tell but it doesn't men we should not ask questions or have a doubt.

You have twisted it further. CG said they were fired upon. You are claiming that i said they should have been fired upon.
by chackojoseph
03 Jan 2015 19:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Breaking news: Coast guard intercepted terrorist boat
Replies: 969
Views: 34957

Re: Breaking news: Coast guard intercepted terrorist boat

ravi_g, I will explain. We have followed Navy / CG, asked them questions on coastal safety etc. What we have understood till now is that Navy (with information system) is the first one to know in such cases. That is how the chain of command works after 9/11. Navy is responsibly for the coastal (unfo...
by chackojoseph
03 Jan 2015 19:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Breaking news: Coast guard intercepted terrorist boat
Replies: 969
Views: 34957

Re: Breaking news: Coast guard intercepted terrorist boat

As I was pointing out how come navy was not involved. We know that first info reaches Navy. This is a deviation. Conspicuous: silence on navy Navy sources surprisingly said here today that they were not involved in the operation off Gujarat. The sources cautioned that they need not be aware of tacti...
by chackojoseph
03 Jan 2015 19:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Breaking news: Coast guard intercepted terrorist boat
Replies: 969
Views: 34957

Re: Breaking news: Coast guard intercepted terrorist boat

CG ops and IN Ops have scarcely attracted bad press from Indian journos. There is only awe from journos in Mumbai atleast where maximum news comes for naval forces (except the coastal police). This time, it was different.
by chackojoseph
03 Jan 2015 19:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Breaking news: Coast guard intercepted terrorist boat
Replies: 969
Views: 34957

Re: Breaking news: Coast guard intercepted terrorist boat

Porbandar boat blast: Pak army was in control of 2 explosives-laden vessels, say officials The National Technical Research Organization (NTRO), which had recorded the radio communication between the two boats, revealed that the terrorists had plans to repeat 26/11 carnage in Porbandar. According to...
by chackojoseph
03 Jan 2015 18:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Breaking news: Coast guard intercepted terrorist boat
Replies: 969
Views: 34957

Re: Breaking news: Coast guard intercepted terrorist boat

I think some are unbelieving because the Indian side won this encounter , without even a scratch. Yes there might be info that the government is holding back, but I don't see anything wrong in blowing up smugglers who don't follow CG instructions. In Most of the cases in sea, Indian side has always...
by chackojoseph
03 Jan 2015 18:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Breaking news: Coast guard intercepted terrorist boat
Replies: 969
Views: 34957

Re: Breaking news: Coast guard intercepted terrorist boat

I haven't said that I hope one personnel was killed. I only said there is a bullet mark. I too understand the sensitivity. However, I understand that is a bad sentence to say. So I apologise. That is graceful of you. Chacko. I think what is being missed is that if one's daddy, brother or son was in...
by chackojoseph
03 Jan 2015 18:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Breaking news: Coast guard intercepted terrorist boat
Replies: 969
Views: 34957

Re: Breaking news: Coast guard intercepted terrorist boat

I have not complained of hurt pride. I disagree with that. I have been very clear on my points, especially if you don't know the meaning of "every one having reservations." I hope you will stop making me as a topic. I have already said that there is going to be some blood pressure rising. ...
by chackojoseph
03 Jan 2015 18:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Breaking news: Coast guard intercepted terrorist boat
Replies: 969
Views: 34957

Re: Breaking news: Coast guard intercepted terrorist boat

I haven't said that I hope one personnel was killed. I only said there is a bullet mark. I too understand the sensitivity. However, I understand that is a bad sentence to say. So I apologise.
by chackojoseph
03 Jan 2015 18:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Breaking news: Coast guard intercepted terrorist boat
Replies: 969
Views: 34957

Re: Breaking news: Coast guard intercepted terrorist boat

The chasing the trawler for 1 hour is ok. I remember MV Alandhara Rainbow (something like that) incident where crew comfortably got into the cabins below and sat. No amount of cross bow shooting by CG will stop it. But the question is if they sat tight in cabin for an hour and CG was firing only war...
by chackojoseph
03 Jan 2015 18:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3963
Views: 138170

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

Parrikar to hasten defence acquisition Speaking to mediapersons, Parrikar signalled that the Sukhoi-30Mki fighter jets — costing Rs 358 crore each, or almost half the expected cost of the French Rafale — were enough for the Indian Air Force. “It (the Su-30MKI) is an adequate aircraft for meeting th...
by chackojoseph
03 Jan 2015 18:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Breaking news: Coast guard intercepted terrorist boat
Replies: 969
Views: 34957

Re: Breaking news: Coast guard intercepted terrorist boat

A person who calls himself a "defense journalist" on this forum but is unable or unwilling to articulate with precision, clarity, common sense and fairness is, IMO an individual who is a poseur lacking in intellect and integrity. Thank you for the feedback on my lack of skills. I admit it.
by chackojoseph
03 Jan 2015 18:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Breaking news: Coast guard intercepted terrorist boat
Replies: 969
Views: 34957

Re: Breaking news: Coast guard intercepted terrorist boat

I am not looking at the SOP etc. If CG follows SOP, the Navy will be the first one to know it. Navy is terribly quite. Etc.
by chackojoseph
03 Jan 2015 18:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Breaking news: Coast guard intercepted terrorist boat
Replies: 969
Views: 34957

Re: Breaking news: Coast guard intercepted terrorist boat

I am sorry Dhiraj. I know there is going to be some blood pressure rising. But, I am trying to be brutually honest.
by chackojoseph
03 Jan 2015 17:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Breaking news: Coast guard intercepted terrorist boat
Replies: 969
Views: 34957

Re: Breaking news: Coast guard intercepted terrorist boat

For some reason, other than 'press release', most in the defence journalist community, including me is not buying the story. Everyone seems to have their reservations on it. But, that should not kill the joy here. I hope ICG has atleast 1 bullet mark on their ship. The guys in boat set fire and burn...
by chackojoseph
03 Jan 2015 11:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 135890

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

Prasad, You are right on your point. FOC is achieved while in services. It is not necessary to wait for FOC to complete. In Europe they call it Trance. IAF is doing a mistake like it did for MKI. Unless LCA is flown for multiple hours in realtime conditions, we will not understand the issues. We wil...
by chackojoseph
03 Jan 2015 11:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3963
Views: 138170

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

France is not an unreliable supplier. They never stopped supplies during sanctions or war. Hence I would like India to buy atleast 60 which helps both quantity and quality.
by chackojoseph
03 Jan 2015 09:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 135890

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

The argument that our adversary do not have it is meaningless. M2k is almost similar aircraft in terms of dimension and engine power. So compression is very much relevant. At least our new aircraft must match a decades old aircraft in performance. It is not aircraft to aircraft comparison. it is ab...
by chackojoseph
03 Jan 2015 08:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 135890

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

shiv wrote:Was just surprised that they deliberately left out the initial part in all videos.


No, there are two videos. The first one clearly shows it.
by chackojoseph
03 Jan 2015 08:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 135890

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

Interesting. Tarmak's blog has stills of the LCA before takeoff and it is in the place where you can see a hut. In the video the hut coincides with a yellow rectangular patch on the runway. Looks like the LCA Navy took off in a length of runway approximately equal to the length of a carrier. Yes, i...
by chackojoseph
03 Jan 2015 07:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3963
Views: 138170

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

US tanker deal is about re-tendering and does not qualify as an example. They do not have to showcase anything to pitch for domestic production. Brazil has chosen an aircraft and that too does not qualify for an example. MMRCA RFP specifies that the the seller should take charge of delivery too? AFI...
by chackojoseph
03 Jan 2015 06:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3963
Views: 138170

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

I am just thinking loud. Rafale might not bend as this government is more looking at symbolism's for production showcase. Rafale deal, however problematic will go through. Since the US and EU are in no mood to make the mistake of shifting production from home to overseas again, there is no worthwhi...
by chackojoseph
03 Jan 2015 05:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3963
Views: 138170

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

I am just thinking loud. Rafale might not bend as this government is more looking at symbolism's for production showcase. Rafale deal, however problematic will go through. Since the US and EU are in no mood to make the mistake of shifting production from home to overseas again, there is no worthwhil...
by chackojoseph
01 Jan 2015 15:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3963
Views: 138170

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

I arrived at this long time back Should India cut down IAF MMRCA Rafale Combat aircraft numbers? Chacko-ji, there is something missing in the article. And if MoD decides to buy 60 Rafales instead of 126, the pricing will have to be renegotiated fully. Because of difference in numbers, the volume di...
by chackojoseph
01 Jan 2015 12:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 135890

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

M2K was IAF choice. MKI was forced.
by chackojoseph
01 Jan 2015 12:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3963
Views: 138170

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

Sid wrote:Well if Frenchies have dug in their heels and India is forced to buy to maintain some political leverage then just reduce the order size.


I arrived at this long time back Should India cut down IAF MMRCA Rafale Combat aircraft numbers?
by chackojoseph
01 Jan 2015 11:36
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 416650

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9 , 2014

Bhim concept is to place a 155mm on Arjun chassis, which is same as Arjun catapult.
by chackojoseph
01 Jan 2015 10:37
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 416650

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9 , 2014

Thakur_B wrote:Because Bhim got canned and tracked howitzer procurement is nowhere to be seen?


Arjun catapult is same as Bhim concept but with 130 mm gun. Army wants this type. This is not a make shift arrangement. Bhim was a different project.
by chackojoseph
01 Jan 2015 10:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 854
Views: 127792

Re: Project 75I- It Begins

Similar consortium's came up for arty deal. But no one took them seriously. You never know if Naval case might be different. They have a lot of faith in DPSU's.
by chackojoseph
01 Jan 2015 10:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 135890

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

Who exactly benefits from forcing the IAF to accept an inadequate fighter for frontline service? India, Indian aeronautical capability, Indian Industries, Indian economy in the short, medium and long term IAF's capabilities in the medium and long term. Inadequate in some respects, yes. However, to ...
by chackojoseph
01 Jan 2015 10:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3963
Views: 138170

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

Rafale - a good aircraft, glad it was chosen over the others , but does not fit the timelines now and even when it was selected.
by chackojoseph
31 Dec 2014 19:31
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 416650

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9 , 2014

Thakur_B wrote:
Philip wrote:If IU recollect ,a 130mm catapult has been developed for the IA using the Arjun;s


It's a makeshift arrangement with some electronics slapped on because the older Vijayanta chassis was beyond service life.


Why the makeshift arrangement?
by chackojoseph
26 Dec 2014 19:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 666124

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

d_berwal wrote:@ chacko

what about timesofindia and firstpost?


First post is referring to Statesman. TOI does not clear what paper they have. They just said that there is a mining lease or report. Rest is hot air.

Fair enough SSridhar. Since there is nothing to talk about it until something concrete is shown.
by chackojoseph
26 Dec 2014 18:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 666124

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

That is fair point. What about DNA?
by chackojoseph
26 Dec 2014 15:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 666124

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

As per thelka, there was no sand exported. DNA probably got it wrong and is quoting another news source, which is the original source. Only tahelka seems to have got this story in a fashion which shows one perspective. The DNA analysis part is making sense. The quantum of thorium claimed to be expor...
by chackojoseph
26 Dec 2014 15:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 666124

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

As per one original report (others are merely repeating), A private contractor was given sand mining rights and he is supposed to return the monazite to the government. The contractor in question VV Mineral, does not has the technology to separate thorium from the mineral. It extracts garnet and ilm...
by chackojoseph
26 Dec 2014 13:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 666124

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

That report is unverified by CNN. Sunday Guardian is a mouth piece (I am not saying it does not feature credible report sometimes). Rest seem to some blogspots. Nothing is verified. Thorium is not getting robbed. AFIK, there is some kind of safeguards by the DAE or some agencies. The reports are inc...
by chackojoseph
26 Dec 2014 10:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 666124

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

I was referring to the outside water pressure to the hull, liquid metal is used as per several sources, attached one of them http://www.fas.org/nuke/guide/india/sub/ssn/part01.htm Ok you are saying that the core is subjected to pressure for realtime scenario. You are not referring to the coolant.
by chackojoseph
26 Dec 2014 07:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 666124

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

Cream colored has water inside and simulates the high pressure scenario a reactor and hull usually needs to operate Are you sure that Water (heavy or light or pressurised) is used as coolant? That will eat a lot of space in the sub. Liquid metal is used as a coolant for sub reactors. IMHO. Open for...

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