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by Akshay Kapoor
08 Feb 2018 13:31
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 798767

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Vidur has pointed this IDAS (Indian Defence Accounts Service) and IDS (Indian Defence Service ) issues out many times but who listens on BRF ?
by Akshay Kapoor
08 Feb 2018 13:22
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 798767

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

For Brahmos and for ALH, the orders were fairly seamless, I think the orders were kept flowing. In this case, the need for large numbers of Guns is well known. They could invite bids from the two companies and award the contract to the L1, but what will the companies that havent even built carbines...
by Akshay Kapoor
08 Feb 2018 13:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4389
Views: 777552

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Lisaji, if you were a model by the same name I would have said 'aap ke or mere khayal kitne milte julte hain'.
by Akshay Kapoor
08 Feb 2018 13:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4389
Views: 777552

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Re Shuklaji (I don't call him Col because this Paki pandering by him has made me lose respect) the problem maybe the following - power does strange things to people if you don't have a strong spiritual compass. It clouds the vision so you cannot see the truth, it makes you believe in your infallibil...
by Akshay Kapoor
08 Feb 2018 12:56
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 798767

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Apologies in advance.. But could not resist. How BR turns good news into bad news:- Doctor: Congratulations, you are now a father! BR Dad 1: Lets compare the height and weight percentiles.. (comparing M777 ER to ATAGs. Looking at you Singha ji) BR Dad 2: My wife took 3 full days to deliver.. and th...
by Akshay Kapoor
08 Feb 2018 12:53
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 798767

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Pratyush I am glad you had a sensible reaction to that comment. Well done. Now guys don't rise to the bait. Comment has been deleted.
by Akshay Kapoor
08 Feb 2018 01:36
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 798767

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

It’s in the tribune article. I had highlighted it in bold in earlier post. Now I’m gym. Came home early for going gym and now I have spent 2 hours correcting misconceptions. One grenade thrown and shrapnel flies for a long time.

Good night.
by Akshay Kapoor
08 Feb 2018 01:31
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 798767

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

ramana wrote:So were was the price for Dhanush disputed?


It wasn’t. It’s the ATAGS price that has been questioned. By dept of defence finance. Perhaps it’s part of the price discovery process. In my view a reasonable amount of price discovery is essential in any commercial negotiation.
by Akshay Kapoor
08 Feb 2018 01:24
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 798767

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Rakesh sure. But budgetary support must be there for that. Problem is at every step final sanction comes form MOF and that bears 0 relationship to DAC approval , CCS approval or indeed the ridiculous document called a 5 year pls. It all depends on that years budget mood. So letter of intent must car...
by Akshay Kapoor
08 Feb 2018 01:21
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 798767

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

If Dhanush has failed, then why not give the Bharat-52 a chance to fill the gap till the ATAGS is fully ready to be inducted? Don’t think Dhanush has failed. Order for 114 is there. OFB will not allow ATAGS if Dhanush is taken out of the mix. As it is they raised hell for ATAGS. ATAGS is some way f...
by Akshay Kapoor
08 Feb 2018 01:11
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 798767

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

It’s not a military matter. Military matter ends with trials. Now it’s commerial. I see his point of view. He needs to show an audit trail on now price was agreed. Is it cost plus , what is international benchmark, how does he do price discovery. If he asks no questions allegations might be levied....
by Akshay Kapoor
08 Feb 2018 00:45
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 798767

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Akshay-ji : Just one question. What "military" authority does the Babu in the Finance Wing of the MoD have to question the price? Or is he / she just looking at Dhanush and comparing it with another gun on price? It’s not a military matter. Military matter ends with trials. Now it’s comme...
by Akshay Kapoor
08 Feb 2018 00:41
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 798767

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

And I also strongly agree that it’s far better to trust TATA SED BF and L&T on greenfield ventures than someone else either domestic or foreign. They are highly committed and highly competent. I will also say that Baba Kalyani is a visionary. If he is allowed to he can change India’s MIL. I’m no...
by Akshay Kapoor
08 Feb 2018 00:34
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 798767

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Karan No they haven’t changed. There is still a financial advisor required to validate the Army commanders decision. Pls read Gen hansians article that I posted on border watch thread yesterday. URI happened because the wall was not there. See the condition of facilities on LC - toilets you will nev...
by Akshay Kapoor
08 Feb 2018 00:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tactics & military craft
Replies: 347
Views: 38419

Re: Tactics & military craft

Atreya just keep my email address for future ref in case it’s needed or in case I don’t have time to come here too much. It’s akshaykapoor at g male.
by Akshay Kapoor
08 Feb 2018 00:17
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 798767

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Back to topic. I will now delete all posts that go off topic and any more Rona dhona on this.

Defaulters will earn bans.
by Akshay Kapoor
08 Feb 2018 00:13
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 798767

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Karan there are too many view points not enough facts. I frankly don’t have the time and energy to deal in viewpoints. We are trying to take the standard of discussion higher yet it is derailed every time. Even Vidur has tried to point out the bias. I have gone hoarse saying that Arty wanted to give...
by Akshay Kapoor
07 Feb 2018 23:51
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 798767

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

When I said that nation cannot be defended at 1.35 pct if GDP and showed how even UK spends about 1.9 and that we need atleast 3 pct I was told that 1.35 is enough because that is 11 pct of total govt spending. Nachiket said that. What is it that you people want ? Every time there is some news some ...
by Akshay Kapoor
07 Feb 2018 23:43
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 798767

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

During your perusal of the DPP did you happen to come across the first step. It’s called AON - Acceptance of Necessity. It is accepted at DAC. That’s where the number is decided. Actual procurement of the numbers depends upon final sanction by DAC , CCS and FIN Ministry at every stage of the order !...
by Akshay Kapoor
07 Feb 2018 23:12
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 798767

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Indranil you carry on your biases and ignore everything that has been written above. I’m not going to allow you to lead a lynch mob here.
by Akshay Kapoor
07 Feb 2018 23:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 638812

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Bhaskar_T wrote:French Air Force Chief flies Tejas but couldn't find (yet) any comments from him.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/indi ... 819915.cms


Cest Magnifique. Bein tres bien.
by Akshay Kapoor
07 Feb 2018 22:52
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 798767

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Deejay Since you are IAF background (cant be accused of bias 8) ) feel free to give one week bans for every one whining on this thread. Thank you. ramana PS: How many times one has to be told that LSP is needed to start the initial factory production run. A whole bunch of mfg and supply chain has t...
by Akshay Kapoor
07 Feb 2018 16:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4389
Views: 777552

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Yes we need to do this. Again needs political sanction and direction and funds.
by Akshay Kapoor
07 Feb 2018 15:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tactics & military craft
Replies: 347
Views: 38419

Re: Tactics & military craft

atreya wrote:Interesting series by Discovery Channel called Battle Ops (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjoIm2vvhr8). They will examine 4 operations in Season 1 - Operation Meghdoot, Cactus, Raahat and Black Tornado. We might get useful insight into tactics used.


excellent. where can I get this ?
by Akshay Kapoor
07 Feb 2018 15:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tactics & military craft
Replies: 347
Views: 38419

Re: Tactics & military craft

Unconventional enemy enemy territory. Firstly I would question why should there be a difference between unconventional enemy and conventional enemy if we are in enemy territory. If possible treat them all as one. But lines can blur and this gives the defender an advantage. The political context wil...
by Akshay Kapoor
07 Feb 2018 15:35
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 798767

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

I was wondering why people were saying its the army's fault so I read the article again. Have posted it below and highlighted certain parts. In what will be a major boost to self-reliance for military equipment, the Ministry of Defence is set to give permission for procurement of the first lot of 40...
by Akshay Kapoor
07 Feb 2018 15:26
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 798767

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Answer : they wanted to test it. DG Arty told Commandant Arty School to provide the range. MOD came down heavily on DG Arty saying they were not allowed to do this. So army wanted to provide the range but MOD gave them a slap on the wrist. I have mentioned this quite a few times. But see the bias in...
by Akshay Kapoor
07 Feb 2018 15:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 638812

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

http://bangaloremirror.indiatimes.com/b ... 650805.cms

AM Bhaduria CnC SAC and ex test pilot of Tejas getting a sortie. Remember 45 Sqdn will be under his command in SAC.
by Akshay Kapoor
07 Feb 2018 15:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 638812

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

my feeling is,,, they purposely write such derogatory articles.. . .so that . some one inside ( or who know clearly things going on ) will get annoyed and . write to them the details which later they can pass to...............whom we know... . . Tsarkarji info is easily made available to them at no...
by Akshay Kapoor
07 Feb 2018 14:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4389
Views: 777552

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

But the fence will be targeted by them. That will be a problem for us. Better to completely take out their arty if they make any arty action whatsoever. We should protect the fence with extreme prejudice as they say in American TV.
by Akshay Kapoor
07 Feb 2018 14:49
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 798767

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Hint : I have posted many times on this
by Akshay Kapoor
07 Feb 2018 14:49
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 798767

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Agreed but I think we are in an early stage here. At next stage we really need to increase orders big time. Baba Kalyani is on record saying he can give 100 guns a year. On that note a quiz :

What did Bharat Forge request from the army some years ago in context of B52. And what happened.
by Akshay Kapoor
07 Feb 2018 14:18
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 798767

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Vidur sir, sorry for the trouble again but there is too much uninformed posting on BRF and we request you to give the correct perspective.
by Akshay Kapoor
07 Feb 2018 14:12
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 798767

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

It Is difficult to stand by Army’s acquisition arm. How come the orders for a demonstrated desi world beater has to start at 30-40, while gold plated FH777s can start in the hundreds straight away? If I put aside all my love and respect for the Army for a while and try to answer the question bereft...
by Akshay Kapoor
07 Feb 2018 14:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4389
Views: 777552

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Aditya read Op Kartikeya by Airawat Singh.
by Akshay Kapoor
07 Feb 2018 13:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4389
Views: 777552

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

"Game changer" solution will come in long term, right now there is a need to escalate significantly to de-escalate. May be establishment thinks we are not ready fully, but when one is? Right now we get the impression that porkis are controlling the narrative and escalation levels (which m...
by Akshay Kapoor
07 Feb 2018 04:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4389
Views: 777552

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Ramana sir I am on same page as you. Will post more tomorrow. For now pls read the article I linked earlier. It’s Gen Hasnain. One thing he talks about is hardening our defences something you know I have been harping on for sometime on BR and other forum as you know. We need to do this ASAP. Second...
by Akshay Kapoor
07 Feb 2018 04:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4389
Views: 777552

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Yes. I read that article. But its defensive in tone with building bunkers etc which may be a good thing to shelter from Paki fire. Read the Timenow report which is typical. Doesn't even tell what happened. LINK Am sick of the word violating ceasefire as if its some sacred thing? Can we have some be...
by Akshay Kapoor
07 Feb 2018 03:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4389
Views: 777552

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Ramana sir I am on same page as you. Will post more tomorrow. For now pls read the article I linked earlier. It’s Gen Hasnain. One thing he talks about is hardening our defences something you know I have been harping on for sometime on BR and other forum as you know. We need to do this ASAP. Second ...
by Akshay Kapoor
07 Feb 2018 03:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4389
Views: 777552

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

India needs to come up with some game changer and not more of the same inaccurate mortars etc. there is some sort of tacit understanding about what can and cannot be heaved over the border. That's why the IA was surprised at the very recent missile strike on its bunker. The next unpleasant upgrade ...

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