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by member_19648
30 Dec 2012 12:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Delhi Rape Victim Dies-Express your outrage.
Replies: 980
Views: 30203

Re: Delhi Rape Victim Dies-Express your outrage.

May your soul rest in peace sister and you get eternal bliss which fools on this earth could never provide. Coming back to the anguish, well I don't know where to start. A few years back, I was all starry eyed about India and her progress, thought that finally the days of poverty and shame are over,...
by member_19648
31 Jul 2012 11:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tracking Errors in Defence reporting
Replies: 499
Views: 87846

Re: Tracking Errors in Defence reporting

shiv wrote:
“Unless the HAL makes a Mach II chopper, which has to have a better and more powerful engine, the Dhruv won’t interest the Navy,”
:shock:

I think it meant Mark 2. :mrgreen:
by member_19648
27 Jul 2012 12:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 9599
Views: 559177

Re: Internal Security Watch

A nice article in Indiandefencereview on the Assam violence, worth a read!

http://www.indiandefencereview.com/news/demographic-invasion-of-india-from-the-north-east/
by member_19648
26 Jul 2012 17:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3445
Views: 526352

Re: International Naval News and Discussion

Some news about Mistral class (I assume) in Russian. I am unable to translate. Help! http://news.mail.ru/politics/9712682/?frommail=1 The article talks about force accretion in Russian Navy, interesting, new carriers are to be built after 2020. You can use Google translate for that article, will be...
by member_19648
26 Jul 2012 14:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3036
Views: 310157

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

The tower is pretty big in proportion to the tube. What is the function of the tower - Is it a housing for machinery or does it also serve as a manning station inside. Since all subs have this, obviously its role is very much required, but cant it be eliminated for a sleeker design and instead make...
by member_19648
26 Jul 2012 14:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 190262

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

The problem is with Indian outlook, which is meek and defensive. The Chinese believe that India doesn't have the intention to take the fight on to them, that is why they don't care about the border and their whole posture is towards aggression. It is like if they want, they can invade India at any t...
by member_19648
25 Jul 2012 16:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 9599
Views: 559177

Re: Internal Security Watch

http://www.firstpost.com/india/assam-riots-fruits-of-living-in-denial-over-bangladesh-influx-390536.html Assam riots: Fruits of living in denial over Bangladesh influx One of the red herrings being tossed around in the context of the ongoing riots in Assam is that the Muslims who attacked the Bodo ...
by member_19648
25 Jul 2012 13:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 4264
Views: 198730

Re: LCA News and Discussions

http://idrw.org/?p=12916 Tejas MK-2 to get AESA radar Sources close to idrw.org have informed that first Tejas MK-2 will be ready by end of 2014 and will be ready for first flight in 2014 , new higher thrust engines from GE for Tejas MK-2 will start arriving in late 2013 and integration will happen...
by member_19648
23 Jul 2012 23:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 4264
Views: 198730

Re: LCA News and Discussions

http://www.defencenow.com/news/804/drdo-surges-ahead-with-2nd-phase-of-aewcs-plans-to-integrate-aesa-radar-on-tejas-mark-2-as-well.html DRDO Surges Ahead With 2nd Phase of AEW&CS, Plans to Integrate AESA Radar on Tejas Mark 2 as Well The state-run Defence Research and Development Organization (...
by member_19648
22 Jul 2012 14:29
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: CDS, Tri-Services Issues & Integration Debate
Replies: 330
Views: 53095

Re: CDS, Tri-Services Issues & Integration Debate

This is the second part of Lt Gen Harwant Singh's article about lack of proper IAF support during Kargil war, again worth a read: http://www.indiandefencereview.com/news/kargil-controversy-army-pinpoints-iaf-failures/ This is Air Marshal RS Bedi's response to the above article and the mud slinging i...
by member_19648
21 Jul 2012 23:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4358
Views: 196102

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

All these are fine, but exporting is not DRDO's choice to make, it is MOD's, DRDO can only propose I believe. Like the example for Dhruv, Brahmos etc, the exports are frozen till the demand from the armed forces are met. Similarly, it can be for Nag, till the time demand is met from the armed forces...
by member_19648
21 Jul 2012 22:56
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 5409
Views: 235512

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

ABG has done a marvelous job with the pollution control vessels and delivery was real fast, they also pack in large tons at around 4500. Similarly, the offshore patrol vessels that Pipavav is building are supposed to be built within 3 years, and will most probably enter service from 2013 onwards. Si...
by member_19648
21 Jul 2012 12:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012
Replies: 4311
Views: 194810

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012

Is it only me or someone else has also found this debate disappointing? It is explicitly stated that "We are not planning to have adequate numbers", now the common lament is that, the Arjun is a world class tank taking into consideration its capability but maintainability is a problem beca...
by member_19648
21 Jul 2012 12:20
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 5409
Views: 235512

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

AbhiJ wrote:Tomorrow is Commissioning of INS Sahyadri.

Livefist has posted photos of INS Sahyadri, anyone from BR attending the commissioning ceremony?

http://livefist.blogspot.in/2012/07/first-impressions-f49-ins-sahyadri.html
by member_19648
20 Jul 2012 18:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 190262

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

Are you sure LUH will be ready by 2015? Somehow I doubt that very much. Even the LCH won't be fully ready by 2015, LUH is still on the drawing board. The 197 order should go ahead if they are urgently needed and the Cheetahs/Cheetals can't soldier along for much longer. In fact I suspect that the f...
by member_19648
20 Jul 2012 14:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 627870

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

Austin wrote:Can PSLV be converted into Man Rated Launch vehical for transporting Astronaut or for Supply platform to Space Station like IIS ?

Unlikely, I read somewhere there is payload restriction of 1500 kg on the PSLV, so ISRO was waiting for the GSLV launch, and I believe 2013 is the year for that.
by member_19648
19 Jul 2012 18:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 4264
Views: 198730

Re: LCA News and Discussions

Also discovered this on the net, a pic of Tejas with a refueling probe, probably a dummy one as written in the article.

http://www.aame.in/2012/07/light-combat-aircraft-lca-tejas-fitted.html
by member_19648
19 Jul 2012 18:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 4264
Views: 198730

Re: LCA News and Discussions

The current issue of Geopolitics has a nice article on the Tejas program, on the challenges it faced, and how the program has shaped up. Was a good read, for anyone interested, it can be read here: Page 44

http://www.geopolitics.in/july2012.aspx
by member_19648
19 Jul 2012 12:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4358
Views: 196102

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

There is no fire and forget IIR missile in the world with "seeker" range of 4km in full thar summer desert heat. Javelin has a range of only 2.5 km while spike missile family supposdly failed summer tests at Pokharan. Well the Chinese family of ATGMs have a range of 8-10 km in Sahara dese...
by member_19648
18 Jul 2012 21:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4358
Views: 196102

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

This Prasun guy is such an a$$hole, defence analyst my foot, he should be given a begging bowl, that's what he is good at, begging for brochures. Anyways, I have a nagging feeling these jokers are in the payroll of even bigger jokers in some other country, IIRC, the US had offered its patriot system...
by member_19648
18 Jul 2012 15:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 4264
Views: 198730

Re: LCA News and Discussions

^^That is a pooch I have as well. Given that while flying, they might come across inclement weather, including lightning, wouldn't this have been amongst the first few tests to have been conducted? Especially since we are close to 2000 test flights. Don't think just flying through inclement weather...
by member_19648
18 Jul 2012 13:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3883
Views: 488704

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

1.OFB Made Bofors 155mm / 52 Caliber Gun 2.Bofors TOT (same as above?) Bofors TOT is a separate project and the first one might be the DRDO Project for a futuristic artillery system, apart from the OFB ones based on bofors TOT which was supposedly undergoing trials this year and might be available ...
by member_19648
18 Jul 2012 12:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 29th May 2012
Replies: 2845
Views: 93470

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 29th May

Are Indian banks opening branches in pa'astan on the basis of reciprocity? I mean, why would they? Also, if the paki banks are not monitored well, they could serve as conduits for jehadi funds into India. Not to mention the fake currency racket that they were running, pumped in by the ISI to dilute...
by member_19648
18 Jul 2012 12:44
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion
Replies: 4621
Views: 738465

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion

Austin ji - apparently he said another attack and the next war will be to finish TSP. to be fair Pranab did say this publicly too. Everything put in proper place, harking strong response and actually responding strongly are miles apart. After the Mumbai attacks also, there have been several attacks...
by member_19648
18 Jul 2012 12:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 4264
Views: 198730

Re: LCA News and Discussions

The LCA Tejas has, as yet, not got simple clearances, such as an all-weather-capability and lightning strike clearance. The strategic role of this aircraft is in question, although it has world-class avionic capabilities. It is unlikely to be inducted in effective numbers till 2018 or even later. T...
by member_19648
18 Jul 2012 12:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012
Replies: 4239
Views: 192155

Re: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012

HAL only delivers when they are license producing. Dhruv is the only exception (and you should listen to the IAF on their post-sale support experience :evil: ) Why should we listen to them? The IAF does not even have hangar facilities for majority of the SU 30s. This came to light when exposure to ...
by member_19648
18 Jul 2012 12:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3883
Views: 488704

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

I remember in defexpo, kalyani industries had announced their foray into defence sector with their artillery systems. IIRC, they had stated 2015 when they would offer a 155 artillery system, lots of other companies coming into the foray, I believe after 2015, there would be multiple good indigenous ...
by member_19648
17 Jul 2012 16:15
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion
Replies: 4621
Views: 738465

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion

http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/NewDelhi/IB-R-amp-AW-brass-almost-got-the-sack-after-26-11/Article1-890202.aspx IB, R&AW brass almost got the sack after 26/11 The government came close to sacking top intelligence officials soon after 26/11 because of serious lapses that led to the 2008...
by member_19648
17 Jul 2012 15:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 29th May 2012
Replies: 2845
Views: 93470

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 29th May

http://www.timesnow.tv/Pakistan-court-dumps-2611-report/articleshow/4406514.cms Pakistan court dumps 26/11 report In a setback to the prosecution of seven suspects charged with involvement in the 2008 Mumbai attacks, a Pakistani court on Tuesday (July 17) ruled that all findings of a judicial commi...
by member_19648
17 Jul 2012 15:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2409
Views: 397114

Re: CT and COIN operations in India: News, Images and Discus

http://www.timesnow.tv/Militant-killed-in-encounter-in-Kashmir/articleshow/4406510.cms Militant killed in encounter in Kashmir A militant was on Tuesday (July 17) killed in an encounter with security forces in Handwara area in north Kashmir's Kupwara district. The gunbattle broke out between securi...
by member_19648
16 Jul 2012 16:40
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 5409
Views: 235512

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Btw, I was reading an earlier report and it seems, the delay was projected some time back only. Now, the news has come out for an additional one year delay, the plan for operating 2 CBGs by 2015 was scuttled long back owing to the complexity of the project. http://www.tribuneindia.com/2012/20120620/...
by member_19648
16 Jul 2012 16:28
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 5409
Views: 235512

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Why buy when we can make!!! India has to learn building complex naval platforms for herself, and the RnD is worthy of the time and cost, all these failures are building up the learning/skills and can be put into proper use for future projects. Singha's idea is a very good one, but instead of buildin...
by member_19648
16 Jul 2012 15:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012
Replies: 4239
Views: 192155

Re: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012

Interview excerpts P. Soundara Rajan MD, Helicopter Complex, HAL from Force magazine July 2012 Are you referring to this article? this one has some good/important snippets! http://www.forceindia.net/InterviewJuly1.aspx ‘Certification Will Take Place This Month and First Delivery of the ‘Rudra’ as C...
by member_19648
16 Jul 2012 14:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 627870

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/science/article3642657.ece GSAT-10 to be launched in 2 months: ISRO --> Nice progress made on the Indigenous cryogenic engine front. India’s 3400-kg communication satellite GSAT-10 is now ready to be shipped to the spaceport at Kourou in French Guiana for launch by ...
by member_19648
16 Jul 2012 12:56
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 5409
Views: 235512

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

IAC target of 2015 was always ambitious for a SY that has no experience in building such ships , even MDL with decades of experience in building Frigates and Destroyers had delays with P-17 and it took 7 years from launch to commision. IAC is a far bigger and complicated ship and IN is always strin...
by member_19648
13 Jul 2012 12:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4358
Views: 196102

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

^^ whatever happened to the planned salvo of A-II A-III, A-IV which were to be user-trails immediately after the A-V test? http://newindianexpress.com/nation/article556438.ece DRDO chief and Scientific Advisor to Defence Minister V K Saraswat confirmed that the test was planned to be conducted in t...
by member_19648
12 Jul 2012 21:59
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 5409
Views: 235512

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

kit wrote:that beast is nearly gorky's length !


They are the biggest subs ever built at 175 m!
by member_19648
12 Jul 2012 17:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 4264
Views: 198730

Re: LCA News and Discussions

From the link posted by Pragnya, http://www.indiastrategic.in/topstories1633_the_Indian_Airforce.htm The LCA (Light Combat Aircraft) IOC certification was done in Jan 2011.There are delays. Induction is expected in this year, by which time all teething issues should hopefully be sorted out. So can w...
by member_19648
11 Jul 2012 23:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 29th May 2012
Replies: 2845
Views: 93470

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 29th May

Finally, when veteran Kashmir leader Karan Singh demanded the same, Mukherjee erupted: "Do you understand what you are all saying? If we do that (attack Pakistan), foreign forces will enter Kashmir the next day. We have kept them out of Kashmir all these years. And now you want us to invite th...

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