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by VinodTK
18 Nov 2017 22:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3918
Views: 876600

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Nevertheless, in the ultimate analysis the Rafale is the equiv. of a "Rolls Royce " purchase without any cutting edge tech transfer which was the original intention of the MMRCA req. , to upgrade the Indian aircraft industry, when what we were looking for was a multi-role SUV like a Land ...
by VinodTK
17 Nov 2017 09:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 603468

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

India's Credit Rating Upgraded by Moody's in Boost for Modi Moody’s Investors Service raised India’s sovereign bond rating for the first time since 2004, citing continued progress in economic and institutional reforms. The ratings firm upgraded India to Baa2 from Baa3 and said reforms being pushed ...
by VinodTK
14 Nov 2017 04:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 603468

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

India to overtake Japan to become third largest economy by 2028 Mumbai: India is likely to achieve strong growth over the next decade and will overtake Japan in nominal Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 2028, to emerge as the world's third largest economy, says a foreign brokerage report. The country...
by VinodTK
28 Oct 2017 21:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2756
Views: 341677

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

Is India About to Give Up on Building Stealth Fighters with Russia? India’s Air Force is pushing the government to abandon a massive deal with Russia for a fifth-generation fighter aircraft, citing its inferiority to America’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. This week, Defense News reported that the Ind...
by VinodTK
28 Oct 2017 21:39
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Telecom Folder
Replies: 1060
Views: 158658

Re: Indian Telecom Folder

India passes US to become second largest smartphone market The US is now the third largest smartphone market in the world, according to a new report by global technology market analyst firm Canalys. The number of smartphone shipments to India grew 23 percent in the third quarter of this year, reach...
by VinodTK
28 Oct 2017 21:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 603468

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

A digital financial economy and tax reform could boost India to a decade of 10% per year GDP growth A new report from Morgan Stanley Research finds that two major initiatives—digitizing its predominantly cash-based economy and reforming its archaic tax system—have the potential to amplify India’s e...
by VinodTK
22 Oct 2017 21:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 656496

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

How the U.S. Navy's F/A-18 Will Go to War Against Russia's Su-57 or China's J-20 Some upgrades are coming. How the U.S. Navy's F/A-18 Will Go to War Against Russia's Su-57 or China's J-20 Boeing has awarded Lockheed Martin two new contracts to upgrade its IRST21 sensor system for use on the U.S. Na...
by VinodTK
16 Oct 2017 06:46
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 885662

Re: Small Arms Thread

From assault to sniper rifles, machine guns to carbines, soldiers yet to get basic infantry weapons NEW DELHI: Indian Army's foot soldiers are still nowhere close to getting basic modern infantry weapons, ranging from assault rifles and sniper guns to light machine guns and close-quarter battle car...
by VinodTK
07 Oct 2017 00:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4677
Views: 568884

Re: Internal Security Watch

^^^^Very good
by VinodTK
04 Oct 2017 20:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 603468

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

PM Modi assures economy on right track: Top quotes * "Registration of 2.10 lakh companies out of 3 lakh suspicious firms identified post note ban has been cancelled." * "This is the time of a big transformation, the importance of honest and transparent governance is being realized.&q...
by VinodTK
04 Oct 2017 20:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 603468

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

PM Modi slams critics, says GDP dipped to 5.7% or below 8 times under UPA NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday made a strong defence of the economy+ and used growth numbers to prove that the country has taken great strides in the last three years of the NDA government. Hitting out a...
by VinodTK
03 Oct 2017 02:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3918
Views: 876600

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

IAF enhances night flying by combat jets to boost strike power NEW DELHI: Considering the evolving threat perception, the Indian Air Force + has decided to raise night flying by its combat jets from the current around 30 per cent in all its frontline bases to have a major tactical advantage over it...
by VinodTK
21 Sep 2017 22:39
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 885662

Re: Small Arms Thread

Sitharaman's daily meetings with service chiefs give momentum to stalled defence projects Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's daily meetings with the three service chiefs and defence secretary have started yielding results as they have started taking decisions to push the stalled projects and pro...
by VinodTK
19 Sep 2017 00:59
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1166448

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Singha sir, I am a big fan of the A-10s and the Su-25s. I wish HAL designed an equivalent. Although Abhibhushan sir has asked for a mudmover, IAF has never officially shown interest in one. Has it? An aircraft like the A10 would be such a potent weapon against the PLA rocket forces (will keep them ...
by VinodTK
16 Sep 2017 23:39
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Marshal of IAF Arjan Singh passes away
Replies: 49
Views: 9618

Re: Marshal of IAF Arjan Singh passes away

Thanks for your service sir and RIP
by VinodTK
01 Sep 2017 00:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3764
Views: 351983

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

C-130J Training Center For Indian Air Force Launched At Hindon Mahindra Defence Systems dedicated its state-of-the-art C-130J Super Hercules simulator training center in service to the nation at the Air Force base,Hindon. With a full motion simulator, the C-130J training facility offers complete tr...
by VinodTK
31 Aug 2017 23:59
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1166448

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

IAF postpones trial series of Astra BVR Missile due to bad weather The Indian Air Force (IAF) has postponed the trial series of visual range air-to-air Astra missile due to bad weather on Thursday. {I thought Astra was BVR} The missile was initially scheduled to be fired from Abdul Kalam island tes...
by VinodTK
31 Aug 2017 22:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1196242

Re: Neutering & defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Narendra Modi Stands Firm As China Stands Down Over Doklam https://specials-images.forbesimg.com/imageserve/473241392/960x0.jpg?fit=scale Having predicted only last week that Doklam would not reach the headlines again anytime soon, it seems arrangements were already underway for a choreographed dis...
by VinodTK
31 Aug 2017 21:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3938
Views: 579532

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

Telangana may set up 'world's largest' incubator for startups in defence Hyderabad: The Telangana government is mulling to set up an exclusive incubator for startups working in defence sector, said state IT and Industries Minister K T Rama Rao said here on Thursday. "We have series of discussi...
by VinodTK
29 Aug 2017 21:50
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1166448

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

INDIAN NAVY RECEIVES FIRST MISSILE JOINTLY DEVELOPED WITH ISRAEL The first long-range surface to air missile (LRSAM) jointly developed by Israel and India was handed over to the Indian Navy on Tuesday at a ceremony in the city of Hyderabad. The LRSAM, or Barak-8 naval air defense system, is jointly...
by VinodTK
26 Aug 2017 22:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Strategic Long Range Bomber
Replies: 242
Views: 25889

Re: Indian Strategic Long Range Bomber

INDIA TO USE TU-22M3 SUPERSONIC BOMBERS TO HUNT DOWN CHINESE WARSHIPS The Ministry of Defence has sought to buy four Tupolev Tu-22M3 "Backfire" twin-engine strategic bombers and other latest high-tech weaponry from Russia. This was expressed in the official stand of the ‘Make in India’ Pr...
by VinodTK
22 Aug 2017 23:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?
Replies: 1451
Views: 203224

Re: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?

you seem to be unaware of lead times involved in making complex machinery. do you think china can magically make 300 aircraft and 400 ships overnight? The other thing that I forgot to mention in my earlier post was related to this. Ultimately - even if you produce enough planes and equipment it is ...
by VinodTK
22 Aug 2017 07:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1196242

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

If India controlled all of Tibet imagine the military benefits of that huge landmass. What military benefits would accrue from controlling land situated on average 4500 m high that still supports only 4 million people and food and fuel have to be brought in from elsewhere. This is a genuine questio...
by VinodTK
19 Aug 2017 01:50
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1166448

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Just talks, no sale of BrahMos cruise missiles to Vietnam: MEA New Delhi: India on Friday refuted reports that Vietnam had acquired BrahMos supersonic anti-ship cruise missiles from India. Addressing the weekly MEA briefing, spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said, “Vietnam has clarified that their spokesp...
by VinodTK
19 Aug 2017 01:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4086
Views: 668262

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Defence ministry junks machine guns order for foot soldiers NEW DELHI: In yet another major blow to the Army's modernisation plans, the procurement plan for over 44,000 light machine guns (LMGs) for its humble foot soldiers in the infantry has been scrapped by the defence ministry. This is the thir...
by VinodTK
18 Aug 2017 06:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4086
Views: 668262

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Rakesh wrote:Time for Gen VK Singh to take over as Defence Minister. Shake up the MoD :)

DM should be a disrupter and VK Singh would do a good job in shaking up the bureaucratic setup
by VinodTK
18 Aug 2017 01:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4086
Views: 668262

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

India very desperately needs a very very capable full time defense minister with minimum 5 years continuity of tenure and equally smart combination of defence secretary and army chief that are willing to put country first and ego next. : : We need to move to around 700K strong army that is better e...
by VinodTK
04 Aug 2017 18:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2393
Views: 290462

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

^^^^ Very good show by SS
by VinodTK
02 Aug 2017 17:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1196242

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

shiv wrote:One more: Points of confrontation between India and China


Shiv, thanks for the video very informative, appreciate you putting the time and effort to create it.
by VinodTK
02 Aug 2017 02:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Intelligence and National Security Discussion
Replies: 979
Views: 112672

Re: Intelligence and National Security Discussion

Why the 4th largest military evokes neither respect nor fear The Indian military remains in a World War II time-warp and is organised into 19 unwieldy commands against China’s five and United States’ six. A part-time Raksha Mantri also weakens the structure A "security dilemma" in interna...
by VinodTK
31 Jul 2017 21:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1196242

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

India's Uncompromising Stand Against China in the Himalayas Is Backed Up With Hard Power India’s National Security Adviser Ajit Doval is back from Beijing after attending the BRICS national security advisers’ conclave and meeting his Chinese counterpart, Yang Jiechi, but there is no sign yet of the...
by VinodTK
28 Jul 2017 17:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3918
Views: 876600

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

FRANCE COULD DONATE 31 JAGUAR ATTACK AIRCRAFT TO INDIA According to French daily Le Point, President Emmanuel Macron intends to donate 31 ex-French Air Force Jaguar fighters to India. As we have recently reported in fact India was in talks to buy 31 ex-French Air Force Jaguar attack aircraft and th...
by VinodTK
27 Jul 2017 22:45
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1582
Views: 252107

Re: India's Power Sector

India's first-quarter coal imports fall 8.1 percent NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's coal imports fell 8.1 percent to 52.70 million tonnes in the first quarter of fiscal year 2018, Coal Minister Piyush Goyal told lawmakers on Thursday, as the world's third largest consumer of coal looks to cut depende...
by VinodTK
26 Jul 2017 18:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3938
Views: 579532

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

^^^^As per Sarath Chand, Vice Chief of Army Staff (VCOAS) “I would even go to the extent of saying that Pakistan probably has a better industrial base, as far as defence production is concerned, than our country. In fact they export defence equipment abroad, definitely more than what we are doing,” ...
by VinodTK
23 Jul 2017 23:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1196242

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

shiv wrote:A list of major Chinese military installations, radar sites and logistics hubs near the border with India with coordinates. Will provide kmz file later
https://youtu.be/KtCb2P_KOgA

Thanks Shiv for the good video, as usual great job
by VinodTK
23 Jul 2017 01:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2279
Views: 449180

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

I do not know why USAF does not want them; however IAF might use them to fly close to the northern and eastern border on long endurance missions (my guess) . As why to why only 36 Rafales! only the PM and the person who told him the number know the answer (transparency is important). Agree the $8 bi...
by VinodTK
22 Jul 2017 23:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2279
Views: 449180

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

Karan M wrote:USAF doesnt want it. Says not good enough. But we want 100 of them.

USAF might not need them; however what is wrong in procuring them if IAF really needs them!
by VinodTK
19 Jul 2017 17:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3509
Views: 608359

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Why is Chinese making such a song and dance about threatening India. Seems to be morre with Paki morale, looks the Paki comments and false news on Indian casualties. This more looks like a attempt to create a diversion since the Pakis seem to screwed baddly at the LOC. http://timesofindia.indiatime...

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