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by Ramu
03 Feb 2015 14:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3934
Views: 576991

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

There may be many shades of make in India. But I guess SagarG is trying to point out this is a clear case of dalal in India, hence this indian heartburn.
by Ramu
28 Jan 2015 19:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3934
Views: 576991

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

SSridhar, I think ISI would regard the past decade as its golden epoch in India. All that has to be undone now. I just hope NaMo/Doval and co are apprised of the seriousness of the issue. Unlike the vested interests in the media and elsewhere, it looks like the ISI is fairly concerned about the dev...
by Ramu
21 Jan 2015 06:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3967
Views: 171539

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

If I remember it correctly, pressure filling system was implemented in one of the later LSPs.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city ... 375777.cms
by Ramu
20 Jan 2015 15:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3934
Views: 576991

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

[Rant on] Do we really have to go through this vicious circle of bashing and de bashing.. day after day after day after day.. and thread after thread after thread after thread? Was there anyhing new mentioned in that article or you are new to this forum? This is beyond a point that a mod warning wou...
by Ramu
13 Jan 2015 23:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3934
Views: 576991

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

#BreakingNews Top sources confirm to @writetake that Def Min Manohar Parrikar had no clue about sacking of DRDO Chief Avinash till ACC meet.
by Ramu
06 Jan 2015 06:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 175593

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

It will be interesting to compare with what would Saab use in their 5th gen. Do they have a project under wrap?
by Ramu
06 Jan 2015 05:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 175593

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

^ What do you mean by false attribution? ACM Naik was speaking for the entire IAF when he slammed HAL/ADA in public. Is there still any doubt about what the IAF thinks? Serving officers will never make statements in public. IMO, the fact that MoD did not butt in says a lot for its own view of ADA/H...
by Ramu
30 Dec 2014 00:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 175593

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

Another question is...if all of the above are possible for the mk2, why not make this happen for the mk1 itself. A reduction in weight and drag should improve performance? . If we try to achieve in Mk1, what else is left for Mk2? Engine and radar. It will delay mk1 further and mk2 bit more pointles...
by Ramu
29 Dec 2014 03:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 175593

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

Isn't the same guy advised IAF to acquire more Mk1? Why would the same person suggest that?
by Ramu
28 Dec 2014 14:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 175593

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

Victor wrote:Image
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Pardon my ignorance. Where did you get this picture from?
by Ramu
19 Dec 2014 16:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5588
Views: 635520

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

To understand this currency war better, you will need to understand its players. The main players are the developed nations. So who are they, why are they doing this to others, what do they want out of this? Who are the developed nations? For the argument sake lets call them west. Why are they doing...
by Ramu
19 Dec 2014 15:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5588
Views: 635520

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

There are 2 ways of cooking a live crab. Either put it in a pot of water, put a lid & start heating or just dump it in boiling water. We are now witnessing the russians being dumped into boiling water. But what dont realise is we are also sitting in a pot feeling a bit of heat and we can't tell ...
by Ramu
18 Dec 2014 20:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5588
Views: 635520

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

The current climate is targetted bullying against Putin mainly due to his pro-Russian policies. This has a very high relevance to India. Remember Modi was targetted in the same way if not more until few months ago. Lets assume Russian economy goes down the dogs in 2-3 years after these targetted san...
by Ramu
24 Nov 2014 14:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 175593

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

Sorry, wrong thread. One more to add to this list

Director of Research and Development Establishment (Engineers) or R&DE, Pune, Dr S Guruprasad—was killed during the 21-day annual palki yatra to Pandharpur last year.
by Ramu
24 Nov 2014 13:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 175593

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

"@ajaishukla: Recd terrible news that my friend Air Cmde Parvez Khokhar found murdered in Banglr. Was LCA chief test pilot and India's air attache to Pak."
by Ramu
22 Nov 2014 04:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 3963
Views: 194798

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

Production agencies of any product should contract DRDO, fund the development of next generation and work with them as hand in glove as soon as they start producing it. Lets say in this case, the product is akash. Production agencies, be it a PSU or private should be given such an autonomy of decisi...
by Ramu
19 Nov 2014 15:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)
Replies: 3716
Views: 355582

Re: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-20

There is one big difference between moderate and extremist. When you get a chance to talk to a paki abdul, he always tells you that jihad is an inner jihad where you resist your urges. Lets call him a moderate for the sake of this discussion. Now give him a stone and place him in the middle of a pal...
by Ramu
09 Nov 2014 18:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 175593

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

Regarding lca mk1 production orders, what would you suggest be the course of action if we know that there will be a war in 2018? Let me give you a real life scenario. What will you do if Su 30 mki or rafale or c130's tyre burst during a war? What happens lets say for example when fuel lines choked ...
by Ramu
07 Nov 2014 22:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3963
Views: 172351

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

+1 To that ., building up an industrial base, infrastructure ,spawning ancilliary industries,creating seed money for startups all can happen with the billions on order . At the end of the day IAF needs good planes up in the air and in numbers and it need not be an uber expensive Rafale., its what t...
by Ramu
04 Nov 2014 15:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 10 Oct 2014
Replies: 2858
Views: 111787

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 10 Oct

look at us, we are back and we are strong. Survival is victory Every war we fought so far, we didnt last enough to finish it properly. This forms the reason for the next one in near future. We are surely increasing the odds for them but still there is a chance for another kargil. We really must pre...
by Ramu
03 Nov 2014 21:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 10 Oct 2014
Replies: 2858
Views: 111787

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 10 Oct

RT@httweets:A day after blast, Pakistan holds high-voltage Beating Retreat ceremony http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/a-day-after-blast-pakistan-holds-high-voltage-beating-retreat-ceremony/article1-1282134.aspx The Pakistani Rangers had requested the BSF on Sunday night that they were not in ...
by Ramu
29 Oct 2014 18:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4674
Views: 566550

Re: Internal Security Watch

This IS menace is spreading A TN s/w engineer caught at Hyderabad for trying to join IS - Daily Thanthi Apparently, he was working in Google and has been brain-washed after seeing IS web pages. He has been released to his parents by the police after advice. You can broadly categorise an Islamist in...
by Ramu
27 Oct 2014 22:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3963
Views: 172351

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

Yes but what does the IAF's "Really" need? :twisted: Good question. As per AVM's own words, a kadak tfta phyter. Must be some kind of modern chanakyan strategy to indimidate pakis and chinese from future misadventures. I am sorry to say this but IAF must preserve its dignity by not writin...
by Ramu
22 Oct 2014 14:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013
Replies: 3962
Views: 266742

Re: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013

Kashmiri separatists like Geelani are calling Narendra Modi's visit to J&K on Diwali "cultural aggression" in a "Muslim-majority place". This is what "azadi" would mean for Kashmiri Hindus, Sikhs and Buddhists - the original inhabitants of the area. Let it be known...
by Ramu
03 Oct 2014 04:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 175593

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

Time to bulk order the engines and any other long term dependent hardware.
by Ramu
28 Sep 2014 04:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 175593

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

If I try to profile MoD's thought process and resulting decisions, it has been behaving more or less similar to pre independence era Raj type. Unlike space or nuclear agencies, it was inherited from british. In my opinion nothing much evolved since then. it used to keep every sub unit (fighting &...
by Ramu
20 Sep 2014 03:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3934
Views: 576991

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

This thing got a 160 km range, uses a wankel engine. How can you say its an RC plane?
We all know how long it takes to build an airworthy engine however small, don't we?
You must build one and then talk.
by Ramu
17 Sep 2014 03:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
Replies: 4348
Views: 259536

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

Why would anyone put such extraordinary effort to get our beach sand? Just to put a spoke in our 3-stage nuclear power programme, perhaps? Precisely. The point being we have been robbed with our eyes wide open. No matter how abundant it is, once you lost what you had NOBODY will sell it to you back...
by Ramu
15 Sep 2014 06:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
Replies: 4348
Views: 259536

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

Guys, this stealing thorium is just a conspiracy theory. Thorium is abundantly available across the world. People don't even look for thorium because it is of not much use at the moment. We can buy 10 times the amount that was allegedly exported and it may just cause a blip in the price for thorium...
by Ramu
12 Sep 2014 06:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 19 Jul 2014
Replies: 2846
Views: 103439

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 19 Jul

Army used to have both civilian and jihadi groups under tight leash. This failed coup has exposed army's vulnerability for the first time. It is still the top dog but the other two entities are fast catching up. The only leverage that army still has is its ability to pull sunroof lever Accident or m...
by Ramu
09 Sep 2014 16:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: J&K News and Discussion-2011
Replies: 3990
Views: 253329

Re: J&K News and Discussion-2011

#JKfloods Army has evacuated 4000 people from Srinagar till now, including Nepal ambassador, his delegation & 28-member Pak golf team.
by Ramu
01 Sep 2014 05:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 19 Jul 2014
Replies: 2846
Views: 103439

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 19 Jul

Raza Rumi is writing NS's obituary. I had underestimated the Army's antipathy for NS based on his visit to India and his case against Mush. If he goes, I think it will ease the pressure on Modi to start talking to Pakistan....Hope it happens sooner than later. Raza Rumi ‏@Razarumi 16m .@JehangirKha...
by Ramu
01 Sep 2014 05:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 19 Jul 2014
Replies: 2846
Views: 103439

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 19 Jul

There is a general trend with baki govt/rulers. Usually the guys we either adore or despise are the ones who last longer. I have a theory that if someone gets ridiculed or ignored, they are of no use to their army hence they get booted. Recent cancellation of any talks with pakis have made the entir...
by Ramu
01 Sep 2014 03:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 19 Jul 2014
Replies: 2846
Views: 103439

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 19 Jul

Is there any connection between this current coup and our cancellation of talks with bakis?
by Ramu
26 Jul 2014 18:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 175593

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

Is LCA now in Catch-22 situation? Without firm orders we cannot have a production line with a high rate and without a god rate of production promised we cannot have a big order? Yes saar. Its a deliberately created one. One must recollect how LCA was ordered for the first and only time. Pranabda wa...
by Ramu
22 Jun 2014 23:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 175593

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

btw, we should have heard about finalized mk-2 designs by now. any info? I find it strange that a lot of us in the forum talk about "cancel Rafale, don;t go for consultancy for Mk.2 to speed up development " etc etc, but when there are questions on the timeline about SP-1/2 , FOC , MK.2 e...

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