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by VinodTK
30 Nov 2018 19:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4729
Views: 377423

Re: Deterrence

India under pressure to upgrade nuclear arsenal as major powers expedite modernisation plans in edgy world order : : Contemporary political developments and advances in technology are challenging the uncomfortable but useful notion of Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD) that has ensured nuclear peac...
by VinodTK
17 Nov 2018 00:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3889
Views: 553407

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

India developing systems against ballistic missiles of more capability: Nambiar : : "Our nation is developing systems to defend ourselves from ballistic missiles of more capability," he said at the North Eastern Council headquarters in Meghalaya. He said the state-owned Defence Research a...
by VinodTK
16 Nov 2018 06:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4375
Views: 749068

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

India seeks to buy US helicopters worth Rs 13,500 crore NEW DELHI: With the US waiver for India’s acquisition of the Russian S-400 Triumf missile systems hanging in the balance, New Delhi has kicked off the formal process for yet another mega defence deal with Washington as a sweetener for the Trum...
by VinodTK
13 Nov 2018 20:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Achievement Tracking - Modi 2.0 Govt - No Discussions
Replies: 1210
Views: 240532

Re: Achievement tracking - Modi Govt. No discussions

Steady military modernisation What Modi inherited: Lack of modernisation of the armed forces for nearly a decade and challenges of grappling with obsolescence of existing equipment in the rapidly changing geopolitical landscape, were two major predicaments that the Narendra Modi Government had to c...
by VinodTK
09 Nov 2018 19:20
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 1097
Views: 150308

Re: Indian IT Industry

Intel to open technology centre in Hyderabad Hyderabad: Telangana continues to attract investments into the State. The latest to add to the list is the marquee technology giant Intel which will soon set up its technology development centre in Hyderabad. A top delegation headed by Nivruti Rai, count...
by VinodTK
24 Oct 2018 21:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2240
Views: 503831

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

India signs $777 million deal for Israeli missile defence systems TEL AVIV: State-owned Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has won an additional, $777 million contract to supply LRSAM air and missile defence systems to seven ships in the Indian navy, the company said on Wednesday. The contract is wi...
by VinodTK
21 Sep 2018 19:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2820
Views: 474201

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Rakesh wrote:IAF Defends Rafale Deal - Air Marshal SBP Sinha terms Rafale a Potent Air Asset



^^^ +++100
by VinodTK
20 Sep 2018 18:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4094
Views: 818814

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Source: Popular Mechanics Counterfeit Air Power: Meet China's Copycat Air Force As China’s world influence expands, so is its military. An increasingly capable Navy, large investments in weapons tech, and its first overseas military base speak to President Xi Jinping’s goal to make China a global su...
by VinodTK
19 Sep 2018 18:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3460
Views: 582534

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Pak troops slit BSF jawan's throat; high alert sounded along border Jammu/New Delhi: Pakistani troops have slit the throat of a BSF jawan along the international border (IB) near Jammu, an incident that may further escalate the tension between the two countries. The brutal and "unprecedented&q...
by VinodTK
10 Sep 2018 19:08
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 750444

Re: Artillery: News & Discussion

Rolling out big guns: Two big shows for ‘Make in India’ : : One function is planned in Gujarat, where the K 9 ‘Vajra’ self-propelled artillery guns are being made while talks are on for a possible joint firing exercise with the M 777 ultra-light howitz ers at a range in Maharashtra, sources familia...
by VinodTK
01 Aug 2018 18:22
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 923323

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

From The Hindu: ‘LCA clearance may take time’ The target for the indigenous Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas to achieve Final Operational Clearance (FOC) is December 2018, the Government informed Parliament on Monday. However, official sources said this is likely to slip further to the middle of n...
by VinodTK
12 Jun 2018 05:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4610
Views: 541374

Re: Internal Security Watch

Rajnath Singh reviews PM security in wake of assassination plot NEW DELHI: Union home minister Rajnath Singh reviewed the PM’s security on Monday in the backdrop of a communication between individuals linked to Maoist outfits revealing a plot to assassinate him. Sources told TOI the threat was bein...
by VinodTK
05 Jun 2018 22:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4094
Views: 818814

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

China just showed it has a new 'Dark Sword' fighter jet — and it's a nightmare for the US : : : Justin Bronk, an air combat expert at the Royal United Services Institute, said the Dark Sword "represents a very different design philosophy" than US unmanned combat jet plans. Bronk examined ...
by VinodTK
04 Jun 2018 18:50
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 872468

Re: Small Arms Thread

India Army to cut down order for assault rifles to 250,000 due to budget constraints: Report The Indian Army will place an order for only 250,000 modern assault rifles -- just a third of its total requirement -- driven by budgetary constraints and the need to speed up deliveries, a person with know...
by VinodTK
13 May 2018 21:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4011
Views: 637364

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

To keep Army 'fighting fit', govt finalises Rs 15,000 crore plan for domestic production of ammunition NEW DELHI: Confronted with crippling operational shortages in ammunition stocks that would not last even 10 days of “intense fighting”, the defence ministry and Army are now finalizing a Rs 15,000...
by VinodTK
13 May 2018 18:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2950
Views: 290529

Re: Indian Roads Thread

For all-year access to Ladakh, PM to flag off work on Zoji La tunnel NEW DELHI: Work on building a road tunnel across the Zoji La Pass, providing the Kashmir Valley with allweather access to Ladkah, a strategically important border region, will begin May 19. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is schedule...
by VinodTK
13 May 2018 00:29
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3543
Views: 556147

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Eye on China: Army and Railways cranking up synergy for swifter mobilisation & operational logistics NEW DELHI: The Army is stepping-up its synergy in operational logistics with the Indian Railways to ensure it can swiftly mobilise as well as switch forces between the western front with Pakista...
by VinodTK
04 May 2018 12:38
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 872468

Re: Small Arms Thread

The Russian Military Is Getting New Assault Rifles Soon, Russian troops will carry new assault rifles into battle. The AK-12 and AK-15, direct descendants of the world-famous AK-47, are set to replace existing rifles and modernize the Russian military’s arsenal. Russian soldiers currently carry the...
by VinodTK
22 Apr 2018 21:48
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4272
Views: 795598

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

India's Economy On Track To Beat China Prime Minister Narendra Modi may be unpopular among Indian citizens lined up in front of empty ATM machines lately, but his policies seem to have helped the Indian economy regain momentum and be on track to beat China’s economy. On economic growth rates that i...
by VinodTK
17 Apr 2018 19:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4272
Views: 795598

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

From Bloomberg: India May Give Freer Rein to Rupee After Making U.S. FX List India’s addition to the U.S. Treasury’s monitoring list for currency manipulation makes it more likely the Reserve Bank of India will give freer rein to the rupee when it rises against the dollar, analysts say. India incre...
by VinodTK
04 Apr 2018 22:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5010
Views: 974973

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

The russians managed to reverse engineer british engines, the hans managed to reverse engineer the russian engines. : In India, did someone hold a gun to anyone's head?? or did we use the excuse of simply not wanting to piss off the russians by snooping into their technical secrets as a crutch?? : ...
by VinodTK
27 Mar 2018 22:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1556
Views: 238204

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

Cross Posting From: International Aerospace Discussion Trump Defense Budget Gives Boeing's Super Hornet Fighter A Big Boost It seems the U.S. Navy can't get enough of Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet strike fighters. The sea service is leveraging a big increase in military funding from the Trump adminis...
by VinodTK
27 Mar 2018 22:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1305
Views: 233973

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Trump Defense Budget Gives Boeing's Super Hornet Fighter A Big Boost It seems the U.S. Navy can't get enough of Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet strike fighters. The sea service is leveraging a big increase in military funding from the Trump administration to launch a multifaceted modernization of Supe...
by VinodTK
19 Mar 2018 17:51
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 750444

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Indigenous artillery gun passes high-altitude winter test in Sikkim PUNE: The month-long winter trials of the indigenously-developed 155mm/52 calibre Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS) have achieved the desired results, an official from the Defence Research and Development Organisation has...
by VinodTK
17 Mar 2018 19:05
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1820
Views: 296511

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

Army sits on Arjun tank order over missile-firing capability https://www.livefistdefence.com/2018/03/army-sits-on-arjun-tank-order-over-missile-firing-capability.html There is a bright side to this story, with no money or limited budget the army will have to go for Arjun to replace the ~2000 plus u...
by VinodTK
10 Mar 2018 21:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 972
Views: 266176

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Source The National Interest: Pakistan Has Just Tested the Ultimate Nuclear Missile Pakistan has tested a ballistic missile with a multiple independently targetable reentry vehicle (MIRV), the United States confirmed this week. During testimony to Congress outlining worldwide threats on March 6, Ro...
by VinodTK
10 Mar 2018 01:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4094
Views: 818814

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

China's Air Force May Soon Get More Russian Su-35 Fighters Moscow and Beijing may have struck a deal. China's Air Force May Soon Get More Russian Su-35 Fighters Beijing is happy with the speed and quality of first Su-35 delivery, but makes local production prerequisite of more orders Multiple sourc...
by VinodTK
09 Mar 2018 02:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Women in Combat
Replies: 521
Views: 73460

Re: Women in Combat

Meet Seema Rao — The Only Woman Commando Trainer Serving Indian Armed Forces For 20 Years On this #WomensDay, the United Nations is emphasizing the need to #PressForProgress. But a woman from Mumbai has been doing just that as well as changing perspectives for the last two decades. Seema Rao, India...
by VinodTK
08 Mar 2018 20:53
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 750444

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

After failing thrice, Indian Bofors clears internal trials Nagpur: After failing thrice during trials, Dhanush, the Indian 155x45 mm calibre howitzer, based on the Swedish Bofors, has cleared a crucial round of internal tests. It is slated to be sent for further trials with the Army in April. The h...
by VinodTK
06 Mar 2018 15:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3479
Views: 566068

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

shiv wrote:Video - current positions in Doklam


As usual a very good vidio Shiv
by VinodTK
03 Mar 2018 23:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3479
Views: 566068

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

shiv wrote:My new video

Chinese Navy Access to the Indian Ocean


^^^ Very good video Shiv, thanks for putting it together
by VinodTK
02 Mar 2018 23:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5561
Views: 623680

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Source The Diplomat: Has Russia Lost Patience With India? Russian attempts to punish perceived Indian transgressions could have serious impact on their relationship. First, on February 17, a rebel leader from Balochistan province in Pakistan, who had been residing in exile in Moscow for the last 18...
by VinodTK
02 Mar 2018 23:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3889
Views: 553407

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

India’s Unique Wound Dressing That Stops Bleeding in Minutes Gets FDA Nod! In a first, an Indian-make haemostatic dressing that stops haemorrhage from actively bleeding vessels within minutes of administering through natural clotting has been approved by US FDA (Federal Drugs Administration). Exten...
by VinodTK
02 Mar 2018 23:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018
Replies: 2862
Views: 279434

Re: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018

Turkey Is Turning Into the Next Pakistan There isn't much that Turkey's president can do these days to further debase his reputation in the West. Recep Tayyip Erdogan has crushed peaceful protests at home and abroad, closed newspapers, threatened American soldiers, and collectively scapegoated Kurd...
by VinodTK
01 Mar 2018 19:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2832
Views: 464931

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Source livemint: Tata, Boeing open Apache helicopter unit in Hyderabad Tata Boeing Aerospace facility Hyderabad will produce fuselages for the AH-64 Apache helicopter, making it the sole global producer of the component Hyderabad: Tata Boeing Aerospace Ltd (TBAL), a joint venture between Boeing Co....
by VinodTK
26 Feb 2018 23:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4094
Views: 818814

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Preparing for a Rematch at the Top of the World

Nice satelit pictures of Indian (Siliguri & Hasimara) and Chinese (Shigatse Peace and Lhasa Gonggar),airbases
by VinodTK
19 Feb 2018 20:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4272
Views: 795598

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

From Reuters: India's Reliance, global tech firms to invest $9.3 billion in industrial area MUMBAI (Reuters) - India's Reliance Industries Ltd and global technology companies will invest 600 billion rupees ($9.34 billion) over 10 years to set up an integrated industrial area in the western state of...
by VinodTK
19 Feb 2018 19:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 4056
Views: 441013

Re: Understanding the US- Again

The thing that sticks out to me is US with a deficit of $20 Trillion can spend all that money on upgrading / modernization, why do Indian planners always say there is no money for purchasing capitol assets for the armed forces? Do the people who allocate the budgets lack the importance of national d...

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