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by member_19648
11 Jun 2012 16:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 509693

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

Ivanev, i am posting in full the 2 reports wrt your point. am not sure if these have been posted before. hope admins allow this. how significant the peak is, will definitely be well explained by RV - but there is a lot of confusion regarding the point 5353 as you can note in the following reports b...
by member_19648
09 Jun 2012 15:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 509693

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

I have a question, hope to find the correct answer here. I was going through some archival docs on Kargil war and it seems that the Pakis are still holding on to some strategic posts in Kargil region including Point no 5353. Is this true? What are the implications for India in case of future conflic...
by member_19648
06 Jun 2012 22:18
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 5409
Views: 235081

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

AbhiJ wrote:http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/2959541.stm

INS Shivalik was built at a cost of $140m and will be commissioned in December 2005.
:eek:


That article is from 2003, not sure why you dug up an old article!!!
by member_19648
01 Jun 2012 16:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4358
Views: 195625

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Two more Akash Missiles test fired today. And both are successful. :) Great news!!! Glitches while testing missile systems are very common and people concerned don't really get hyper over them, as they can be corrected and only go on improving the system. Tests are done to validate the efficacy and...
by member_19648
01 Jun 2012 15:48
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 5409
Views: 235081

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Its a pity if being a $2 trillion economy we cant engage our own neighbour and cannot create a confidence in them to depend on us for any help ...something seriously wrong in our foreign and economic policy. No it is a matter of only interests, India has engaged or tried to engage all her neighbors...
by member_19648
26 May 2012 22:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012
Replies: 4239
Views: 191621

Re: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012

If the GOI handed the Tatas $2 billion in cash and said make me a gas turbine engine and I don't care how you do it. And there's another $3 billion in orders after the engine is ready, I wonder how they would vs a GTRE with both hands tied behind its back. Hey, I think you should either change your...
by member_19648
12 May 2012 22:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 4264
Views: 198228

Re: LCA News and Discussions

Excellent post Shiv, it is people like you who really show the world, what India and Indians are all about.
by member_19648
12 May 2012 13:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Should India pullout troops from Siachen
Replies: 89
Views: 7889

Re: Should India pullout troops from Siachen

Peace!!! Peace with the Pakis?? I ask why?? and most importantly why is peace a hostage to gifting away Siachen or Kashmir or AP to the rapists, goons!! There can be no peace with the losers period, its time the world accepts the Pakis as they are, rapists, goons, good for nothing morons. Siachen as...
by member_19648
08 May 2012 22:33
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 5409
Views: 235081

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

This will not go unnoticed by the Chinese. A 2 month deployment slicing through South China sea and borders of China is somehting they wont overlook. This is more of demonstrating our expeditionary/long endurance (albeit limited) capabilities to the Chinese than initiating friendly port calls. It m...
by member_19648
07 May 2012 16:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 189832

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012



Since the blame game, mud slinging and what not have started, we can safely assume that there is a scam?
by member_19648
20 Apr 2012 23:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4358
Views: 195625

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

SaiK wrote:50 tonnes with maraging steel perhaps.


Or maybe the range was really 8000 km, which the Chinese satellites picked up and so they were the first ones to soil their trousers and run around spreading the news!
by member_19648
10 Apr 2012 15:56
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 5409
Views: 235081

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

The award to Israel for Barak-8 also ,without a competition must also be viewed objectively.It allows for complacency and a "taken-for-granted" attitude.Had we had a contest with the Aster or another Russian naval SAM,the attitude would be quite different. Barak SAM is a joint development...
by member_19648
09 Apr 2012 14:18
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 5409
Views: 235081

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

= After developing the ALH, HAL should have taken the next step and developed a Medium Lift Helicopter. Instead it is spending its limited resources on the low hanging fruit of the Light Utility Helicopter(LUH) There is already a project going on for Medium Lift Helicopter in HAL. As per reports, t...
by member_19648
04 Apr 2012 15:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 29 March 2012
Replies: 2870
Views: 97632

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 29 March 2

"Hindu" terrorists who allegedly attacked Samjauta express can carry out the attack in Lahore and India can condemn it afterwards. India is also a victim of terrorism. Pakistan can also send in dosa's to chidu and he can dip them in his sambhar. A hit squad would be one of the best ways t...
by member_19648
04 Apr 2012 13:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 29 March 2012
Replies: 2870
Views: 97632

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 29 March 2

Instead of this buffoonery of placing $10M bounty, US should make use of one of the drones to eliminate the likes of Hafeez Sayeed. At least that shows some continuum and consistency in eliminating key jihadi leaders that it once created/supported/nurtured. Hafiz Saeed is living in Lahore out in th...
by member_19648
01 Apr 2012 12:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 729323

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

Reality is quite different. They are extremely careful. They dont permit certain things to be shown in pictures. Sorry I cant say any more. With due respect shyam , I think you know very little about subs and exactly what constitutes a secret for subs , the exterior holds very little secret that ca...
by member_19648
29 Mar 2012 16:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3883
Views: 488201

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

none of the guns can be fielded before 2015, as a stop gap measure, some guns could have been imported to meet operational reqts. The alarm raised by the army chief is about operational deficiencies in the present and 2015 is a long way off.
by member_19648
18 Mar 2012 13:53
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 5409
Views: 235081

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Wasn't INS Kolkata supposed to be commissioned on March 2012? Is there any news on her?
by member_19648
08 Mar 2012 20:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3947
Views: 683818

Re: LCA News and Discussions

No need to act holier than thou. Just deliver when you state you will or don't give repeated dates and miss *every single one of them*. If jingoes are frustrated, image how the IAF and IN feel. It is easy for people to lose faith in the Tejas program and all the negativity surrounding it doesn't he...
by member_19648
27 Feb 2012 20:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 15 Jan 2012
Replies: 2849
Views: 102082

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 15 Jan 201

crams, The point as has been stated by you comes down to the fact that if the US with its awesome firepower brought to the table can do zilch about TSP other than continuing aid and F-16s even knowing its duplicacy, India is in a much comfortable position wrt to US. Inspite of all the hullabaloo and...
by member_19648
25 Feb 2012 14:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4358
Views: 195625

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Interesting piece of news here, could cause significant amount of heart palpitation! http://www.business-standard.com/india/news/shaurya-surfaces-as-india%5Cs-underwater-nuclear-missile/385952/ Shaurya surfaces as India's underwater nuclear missile The country’s top defence scientist has, for the fi...
by member_19648
20 Feb 2012 18:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 748410

Re: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread

^^ I meant little purpose in respect to their operational cost and up-time specially with spare problem. Maybe it was wrong choice of words.
by member_19648
20 Feb 2012 18:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 748410

Re: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread

given these helis will never take part in direct assault role , if the Mi26T is reliable and cheap, with a decent supply chain we should get it instead of the Chinook. Singha, The MI26 is a huge fuel guzzler and the running costs are too high to keep it operational over extended periods of time. Al...
by member_19648
15 Feb 2012 20:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012
Replies: 4311
Views: 194299

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012

a bunch of soviet eras best n brightest weapons designers also went to israel and joined the likes of elta , elbit, elisra, IMI , IAI and rafael it is said. You forgot China, some of the brightest and the best were offered top R&D posts in China, the reason why China has good back channel acces...
by member_19648
15 Feb 2012 16:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3957
Views: 872285

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

^^Flying low is a practice being done excessively to evade enemy radars. Even transport pilots are trained to fly low and hug the terrain to evade radars.
by member_19648
11 Feb 2012 12:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3947
Views: 683818

Re: LCA News and Discussions

@Philip: nice posts, but the LCA MK I is never going to be operational from a carrier, it is the MK II that would be in service. The NP I is a test vehicle and a trainer so it is just to verify the suitability of carrier operations and iron out issues. The more powerful GE F414 engines haven't arriv...
by member_19648
31 Jan 2012 20:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5225
Views: 243666

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

^^Because there were other considerations like offsets. Congrats Dassault for equipping India with a potent fighter.
by member_19648
16 Jan 2012 20:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 748410

Re: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread

Every helicopter has to go through pre-delivery trials where the standard SOP is followed and the chopper has to go through a series of tests. The flight-test might have been that.
by member_19648
10 Jan 2012 20:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 3
Replies: 716
Views: 31894

Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

There was some news that if Eurofighter is indeed chosen, India would be a major hub for spares, one of the advantages of being a partner. If it indeed is so, then we can show the middle finger to the Germans. The details would emerge in some time so hope indeed they have that clause.
by member_19648
10 Jan 2012 18:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 700495

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

While the report is good, it doesn't state anything more than the usual line of thought being published in the newspapers. Giving a date and a title of probable Chinese attack is a bogey in itself. The report though serves good in bringing notice to the important issue of defense modernization and b...
by member_19648
10 Jan 2012 17:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 700495

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

More than ICBM, if an attack is imminent, India needs roads and border infrastructure to repel such attacks. Such infra is in place but still needs a lot of work. Agni ICBM is nowhere near to be operational and the Chinese plan would be limited attacks as mentioned in the article, more of quick atta...
by member_19648
07 Jan 2012 19:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 06 Dec 2011
Replies: 2854
Views: 99095

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 06 Dec 201

It can also be a GOP-PA rift getting wider. Zardari went to Dubai and Uncle gave statements that they would support the civilian govt, Kayani also wants to garner a strong support in his favor, so the china card. In case, he decides to hang Zardari, the word of support from the Chinese might dissuad...
by member_19648
07 Jan 2012 19:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 06 Dec 2011
Replies: 2854
Views: 99095

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 06 Dec 201

Boss, its old news. Baloch rebels are being trained in Oman and the MI6 are training them along with the US playing support role. Its not based on just the factthat equipment is european, in fact that adds further evidence that was given to me. Look at which region the largest Baloch population in ...
by member_19648
07 Jan 2012 18:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 700495

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

The idea is if China really wants peace and these confidence building measures, they have to accept that Arunachal is an integral part of India. (Give visa to people of AP as the rest of the country, thus legitimize it). You see these CBMs are all BS, its all about the heat not flaring up into a con...
by member_19648
06 Jan 2012 19:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 06 Dec 2011
Replies: 2854
Views: 99095

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 06 Dec 201

Mi6/US & Omani's are training funding and arming them. No, they are not. Just because the arms are European, if that is true, doesn't mean that its a ploy by Europe/Uncle. Uncle is actively supporting the PA with new arms so wouldn't serve any purpose, will it? Europe is the old faithful of Unc...
by member_19648
05 Jan 2012 20:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 06 Dec 2011
Replies: 2854
Views: 99095

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 06 Dec 201

^^Pakistan doesnt have money to purchase anything, its only a ploy by Uncle to strengthen its puppet. I wonder with all these hullabaloo about stopping aid and all, why don't they stop the arms assistance program when the Pakis are really fighting no one else but Uncle with those arms, even sometime...
by member_19648
01 Jan 2012 10:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Happy new Year
Replies: 27
Views: 2214

Re: Happy new Year

Wishing everyone a very Happy New Year. Enjoy! :)
by member_19648
26 Dec 2011 18:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 06 Dec 2011
Replies: 2854
Views: 99095

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 06 Dec 201

There was consensus in the army that there would be no direct military intervention if the government decides to sack the army and intelligence chiefs, the source said. Instead, the military has decided to challenge such a move in the apex court, the source said. The question is why? Weren't the lo...
by member_19648
26 Dec 2011 00:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 06 Dec 2011
Replies: 2854
Views: 99095

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 06 Dec 201

Btw, Zardari now tries hard to appeal to the masses, to avert any possible coup, after it seems Geelani and PA had some reconciliatory words. http://www.deccanherald.com/content/214267/zardari-asks-people-not-allow.html Zardari asks people not to allow change through force Islamabad, Dec 25 (PTI) Ag...
by member_19648
26 Dec 2011 00:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 06 Dec 2011
Replies: 2854
Views: 99095

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 06 Dec 201

Give us India on a silver platter, and then we'll consider your demand. Thats where we are. I think you are growing way too paranoid here. Again, who is the US to give India on a silver platter! What will they do exactly? 1. Help the Pakis train another Al-Quaida against India. CHECK 2. Help the Pa...

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