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by pragnya
05 Mar 2015 10:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4009
Views: 635762

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014

fwiw.. Wait it gets better!! "It was Jawaharlal Nehru who gave away the UN Security Council seat to China when it was offered to India; who gave away Gwadar to Pakistan after the Sultan of Oman offered it to New Delhi for just $1 million; and who handed over the strategically vital Cocos island...
by pragnya
05 Jan 2015 11:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Main Site Feedback
Replies: 471
Views: 83216

Re: BR Main Site Feedback

MODs,

the 'copy post' link is not working in a couple of threads particularly the LCA thread. pl correct it. thanks.
by pragnya
13 Nov 2014 11:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 723961

Re: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread

srai wrote:I don't know why Mi-17s were not licensed produced in India?


they may just want to stick with assembly of MI 17V5 for the time being as HAL might take up the IMRH 'sooner' than later, with Modi's pitch for 'make in india' - being the order of the day - hopefully!! :P
by pragnya
19 Sep 2014 10:31
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 451800

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9 , 2014

You make illogical claims then go onto dig holes further coming up with weirder claims. First you noted nightfire proved the sight was working. Completely ignoring the reports that the issue was never about working at night at all. The issue with extreme heat occurs inside the tank. Not because we ...
by pragnya
19 Sep 2014 08:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 166500

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

The F414s are to be license-built at Koraput. Stands to reason that infrastructure for domestic overhaul as well as spares production will also be set up. When was this decided. Last I knew was that the 414 was to be picked up as an off the shelf purchase of 199 numbers. GE Press release dt 1st Oct...
by pragnya
16 Sep 2014 17:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 166500

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

^^^ The engine will be the biggest bottleneck for the accomplishment of your goal. In addition to the engine the lack of the assembly capacity for that many aircraft will be the second bottleneck. The third bottleneck would be the IAF demanding the Mk 2. The IAF will have to increase the order for ...
by pragnya
14 Sep 2014 10:15
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 451800

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9 , 2014

kudos for a fine post above Karan. IA is also using missiles as a backup - Refleks /Lahat for both T-90 and Arjun are basically to ensure the "overkill" and which is why they are being procured in such number. i have seen a picture of Arjun firing Lahat but have not seen T-90 firing Reflek...
by pragnya
09 Sep 2014 12:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 723961

Re: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread

Please provide a source for the P-8Is. I'm talking about them communicating with other aircraft for data, not voice. Koti is possibly referring to the BEL datalink2 on the indian P8Is. whether it would be allowed/integrated to the Apaches is a question that needs to be answered. if both LCH and Apa...
by pragnya
07 Sep 2014 10:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2830
Views: 463701

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Def Min Clears Acquisition Proposals Worth Rs 21,000 Cr. Thus, a proposal for supply of 32 HAL-built Advanced Light Helicopter, 'Dhruv', to the Coast Guard and the Navy at a cost of Rs 7,000 cror e was also okayed, officials said. Something seems off here, 7000 crores for just 32 ALH Dhruvs? Thats ...
by pragnya
06 Sep 2014 16:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Books that cover Indian Armed Forces and its History
Replies: 260
Views: 67860

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? Superb book..... can only be found through used book sites arou...
by pragnya
13 Aug 2014 18:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Official IAF Mobile Game - Guardians of the Skies
Replies: 85
Views: 6858

Re: Official IAF Mobile Game - Guardians of the Skies

sameer, excellent game. kudos. :) however - Looks like I jumped the gun. The training missions are indeed smooth. But the first mission itself is hanging up as before. The game skips whenever the plane gets close to water and there are explosions (which probably put a load on GPU. There is a bit of ...
by pragnya
27 Jun 2014 16:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 3963
Views: 186638

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

good going ASTRA. 3rd firing in abt less than 2 months. Karan M, as i understand all these are separation, repeatability and endurance trials. my question is do these carry the seeker heads at this stage?? are those carried only when the stage comes for target firing in future?? also when is the mar...
by pragnya
14 Jun 2014 19:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2753
Views: 332909

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

Where is the link which says the MKI is 100 million a piece? I have never heard of such costs, the max I have heard is 70 million. while overall average cost might be less it is a fact that the prices have ballooned for the MKI. infact this report quotes a price of $102m quoting the figures tabled ...
by pragnya
05 Jun 2014 09:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 723961

Re: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread

shiv wrote:One was lifafa cursing IJT, and the other was the progress of IJT and the statement that 5 or 6 had been built and are flying.


shiv, LSP 5 flew in sept 13. also i am unable to find a report where HAL chief IIRC talks of 6 LSPs flying.

Hari Nair sir, kudos.
by pragnya
20 May 2014 09:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Priority Defence decisions for the new govt.
Replies: 183
Views: 8177

Re: Priority Defence decisions for the new govt.

Arun Shourie's skills & talent can much better me utilized in Finance. I feel, between the 2 Arun's (Jaitley & Shourie) they will get Finance & EA. fact is Arun Shourie can fit in any ministry but the need is more in defence as the backlog and legacy of AKA has to be swept clean. we nee...
by pragnya
19 May 2014 19:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Priority Defence decisions for the new govt.
Replies: 183
Views: 8177

Re: Priority Defence decisions for the new govt.

i support, as been noted by a few here, Arun Shourie as the new defence mininster. with his vast and deep knowledge (of practically anything) and more so of finding solutions is his hall mark - systemic or otherwise. he would be the right person for the job. Gen. VKS (having been wronged) had a ever...
by pragnya
11 May 2014 09:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3957
Views: 849922

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

Austin wrote:^^ These components are could be repaired/upgrade and overhauled in Ukraine but not necessarily cant be done by Irkut or the component is made there.


agree. assume many of these components may already have been indigenised/overhauled by the HAL.
by pragnya
11 May 2014 08:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3957
Views: 849922

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

Bishwa wrote:Do we know if there is any significant components of the SU-30MKI which are made in Ukraine? Would the current turmoil in Ukraine have any potential impact on spares ?


list of components here
by pragnya
09 May 2014 15:20
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4022
Views: 205662

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

mody wrote:I was under the impression that K15 was always launched from about 10-15 meters under the sea?


IIRC it was 50mt depth.
by pragnya
26 Mar 2014 11:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3967
Views: 164335

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

I have always been with Ajai Shukla and HAL on this one. I was waiting for HAL to release more information about the development through him. Air force resists Antony’s order for indigenous trainer aircraft ........... If HAL can stick to the schedule of first flight in early 2015 (let's say before...
by pragnya
21 Mar 2014 18:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Siachen News & Discussion
Replies: 2945
Views: 192519

Re: Siachen News & Discussion

was Gen Manekshaw what he is made out to be post 71'war?? atleast by reading Sir Jacob's book, the impression i get is somewhat different!! though he does not show any disrespect or takes digs (infact very respectful of the chief), fact remains most planning (including timing of the war) and executi...
by pragnya
11 Mar 2014 19:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2830
Views: 463701

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

India To Seek Home-built Replacement for Air Defense Guns The Army has been pressing since 1997 for a full upgrade of the L/70s, including the addition of advanced radars, upgraded night-vision devices and the use of smart ammunition. TATA offers such an upgrade. http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-5E7zyUnOI...
by pragnya
05 Mar 2014 11:23
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIII
Replies: 856
Views: 58954

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIII

Vivek,

it's such a joy to read your posts. you must be one of the best writer of this genre. btw congrats for Chimera!! bought and read it in one go!! masterly write up.

chin up!!
by pragnya
02 Mar 2014 19:53
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 871275

Re: Small Arms Thread

New Delhi. India ’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed a corner shot rifle for special forces. DRDO chief Dr Avinash Chander told India Strategic that the lightweight rifle is made of composite materials and is multi-caliber, capable of firing both 5.56 and 7.62 roun...
by pragnya
09 Feb 2014 13:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4059
Views: 721414

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

To gurus like Rohit and Raja Bose, any idea why some para battalions have been renamed as Special Forces (Airborne)? To me looks like they are the original para infantry for 50th Ind. Para Brigade. That is the genius master-stroke of some para general who thinks Special Forces and Parachute Infantr...
by pragnya
31 Jan 2014 20:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4216
Views: 767965

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

vaibhav.n wrote:Are the Tata's now manufacturing C-130 body structure also?


yes. the empennage and the cental wing box.

in this interview the India CEO of LM 'wishes' to build an India specific C 130J in hyderabad.
by pragnya
29 Jan 2014 11:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3967
Views: 164335

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

was this posted? it isn't over yet!! January 20, 2014: In a dramatic new episode to the 'trainer wars' as they should probably be known now given the weekly intrigue surrounding the IAF-HAL battle over basic trainer aircraft, the Indian Air Force has pitched a proposal to the MoD offering that is re...
by pragnya
25 Jan 2014 20:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 166500

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

some relevant answers by the Gp captain and TP - Mr. Suneeth Krishna on FB listed below - Mach Clearance - As on now we have cleared the Tejas to 1.6 Mach as per the IAF requirement. PV-5 - It is already undergoing ground tests after modifications and should start flying very shortly. IFR - Refuelli...
by pragnya
25 Jan 2014 17:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 166500

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

Updated list. 1. If you have questions outside this list, you can always ask and share the information here. 2. The questions are ordered from top to bottom based on priority. 3. I will try to ask as many as I can. For one's that I can't ask, I will send AK a mail. 4. Karan would you please ask the...
by pragnya
24 Jan 2014 20:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3957
Views: 849922

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

Interestingly, I don't have any links/pointers to pics of mkis in the 2xx range in my list. Could you please point me to a few pics of the mkis with 2xx serials? Interestingly, I too have not seen many pics.. i located one link for you, see here @ http://www.airliners.net/search/photo.search?cnsear...
by pragnya
24 Jan 2014 17:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 166500

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

2 questions. - what would be the increase in 'internal fuel' for LCA Mark 2 as compared to Mark 1?? - is there a plan for use of dual/multi rack launcher pylons for LCA Mark 1 to make up for lesser hard points?? .............................. I have just one question - nobody seems to have listed it...
by pragnya
31 Dec 2013 17:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 176130

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

lots of info on sonars, torpedos, IRSS, mines and naval kaveri. interview with Dr V Bhujanga Rao (VBR), Director General, Naval Systems and Materials, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). some formatting error in the link is rectified here for clarity. ................ http://indias...
by pragnya
31 Dec 2013 10:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3967
Views: 164335

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

Here you go, from the horse that opened his mouth: Maintenance practices in the Tejas are probably among the most primitive in this class of aircraft and certainly not conducive to operational efficiency. The Gripen requires all of 33 minutes to replace the engine. The Tejas takes a couple of days ...
by pragnya
29 Dec 2013 10:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 176130

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

The Modern Indian Navy Gunnery. The Indian Navy has only a few varieties of guns for surface, anti-air and anti-missile operations. The Type 17 Shivalik, Brahmaputra and Godavari class and warships built in India, are fitted with the Italian Oto Melara 76mm/62 (3”) super rapid 85 rounds per minute ...
by pragnya
21 Dec 2013 10:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 166500

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

fantastic achievement by ADA/DRDO/HAL and IAF. this is momentous and historic from an indian perspective. :) http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/media/43031-3/scan0001.jpg So IFR has been integrated, and looks fixed as well with the pitot tube just under it. Which LSP is it? Actually that is a very old pi...
by pragnya
18 Dec 2013 10:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012
Replies: 4311
Views: 171052

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012

But why change if a locally made(assuming that it is) system is already available? i dont know whether its locally made or assembled. it is from israel - either IMI or IWI supplied by OFB. dont know whether it has all the sights mentioned in the tender - IIRC it says ti/ccd and LRF and level of sta...
by pragnya
16 Dec 2013 11:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 166500

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

Does anyone have any idea if a full-mission flight simulator like the one for the MiG-29K is being built for the IAF? Or will they just use the existing simulator at ADA's facilities? Air Combat Simulator Upgraded at AF Station, Hindan which will take care of close combat training wrt most combat p...
by pragnya
09 Dec 2013 09:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 166500

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

great news. congrats ADA/DRDO/HAL. http://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/tejas-lca-sprints-towards-iaf-s-frontline-squadron-113120900025_1.html ................ Avinash Chander, the DRDO chief, tells Business Standard [b]the FOC will involve firing a range of different weapons, includin...
by pragnya
07 Dec 2013 12:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3967
Views: 164335

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

good details as always. seems basant is going to provide the spares for the mig-29 upg via MiG. so they might be looking for second line maintenance and overhaul alone... in which case to keep things simple, they might have chosen basant itself..unless usual avoid single vendor stuff came into pict...
by pragnya
06 Dec 2013 19:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3967
Views: 164335

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

I think IAF wants some 3rd party firm to take over the hassle of dealing with 300-400 suppliers per aircraft, determining spares req. and doing all the running around to get the aircraft ready. Plus then doing the overhaul. The IAF just wants to be the user, with minimal hassle, having specified me...

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