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by Amitabh
30 Apr 2007 19:01
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Agni III Test - News & Discussion-3
Replies: 275
Views: 96339

Isn't there a difference being 'operational' and 'being inducted'?? SU30MKI became operational in 2004 or earlier, but it is still 'being inducted' in 2007 and will remain 'being inducted' till 2012-13 and even beyond. You may be right. My understanding is that induction is a stage that precedes op...
by Amitabh
30 Apr 2007 18:17
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Agni III Test - News & Discussion-3
Replies: 275
Views: 96339

[quote="JCage"][quote]Rahul Bhonsle, a defense analyst here and retired Army brigadier. “While the capabilities of the DRDO should have [improved] considerably from the early 1990s, the technology involved is much more complex, hence it is not envisaged that the Agni-3 missile will be op...
by Amitabh
12 Apr 2007 17:00
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Second Agni-III test -1
Replies: 343
Views: 99083

Arun_S: Why this 16m thingy in PIB release? Typically PIB doesn't lie though may not tell the truth. Your high res. pics gives your dimensions? Or you have independent confirmations on dia? Is AIIIT2 cfg diff from AIIIT1? http://pib.nic.in/release/release.asp?relid=26817 What's the problem? Arun's ...
by Amitabh
11 Apr 2007 21:08
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Second Agni-III test -1
Replies: 343
Views: 99083

Folks this is a new vehicle with three stages. We now have second report posted by shyamd. RS, expect him to be there at launch along with some service chiefs. Frankly I would be surprised given that the previous launch was a failure. Maybe they are counting the warhead as a third stage? It would b...
by Amitabh
14 Feb 2007 02:40
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2007 - Photo Thread
Replies: 345
Views: 111212

Interesting; the proportions on the model look much more realistic.
by Amitabh
14 Feb 2007 01:17
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2007 - Photo Thread
Replies: 345
Views: 111212

If I am not mistaken, this is the first impression of the new DRDO AWACS (from Jagan's album): http://media.bharat-rakshak.com/aero/main.php?g2_itemId=6178 The AESA radar looks larger than that on the Erieye that Pakistan is acquiring, although that could be an artistic artifact since the aerodynami...
by Amitabh
08 Feb 2007 01:55
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2007 - Photo Thread
Replies: 345
Views: 111212

Jagan wrote:http://media.bharat-rakshak.com/aero/main.php?g2_itemId=2940
HAL LCH

Despite the build quality, the LCH mockup is shaping up in an interesting way and is reminiscent in many ways of the Kawasaki OH-1 Ninja observation helicopter. Interesting that the army isn't financing it.
by Amitabh
06 Feb 2007 22:44
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2007 - Photo Thread
Replies: 345
Views: 111212

Aha, a Tejas in camouflage! Is this a mockup or one of the prototypes?
by Amitabh
01 Feb 2007 03:08
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2007 - Photo Thread
Replies: 345
Views: 111212

Why is it a "sunset" product? It certainly is newer than the F-16 and the MiG-29.
by Amitabh
28 Jan 2007 20:54
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: India tests Prithvi based ABM-4
Replies: 139
Views: 59834

See if you can explain what "AAD" stands for. Heh heh, that's easy. Let's see, the PAD was a modified Prithvi. What does the AAD look like? Hmm, a modified Akash, with the centre of gravity and fins moved around a bit and some change to the propulsion system unless the usual air intakes h...
by Amitabh
04 Dec 2006 21:35
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: India tests Prithvi based ABM-3
Replies: 320
Views: 85707

My information from my chaiwallha is that - PAD = Prithvi Air defense (Modified Prithvi) AAD = Akash Air defense ( Up-ranged Akash) The project started 5 years back when we didn't even have Barak_1 so speculating that AAD is Barak-II is well oxyM. The AAD doesn't look anything like an Akash, but ha...
by Amitabh
28 Nov 2006 03:25
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: India Tests Prithvi based ABM
Replies: 334
Views: 69446

I am unable to get to the earlier report.. till then, i would keep my finger's cross with IE's lifafa venture, now VC-ed from washington funds & cia clouts. Per the PTI: Its even more encouraging.. this missile is of 1000s of km range.. I would say, its based on AGNI-1/2 specs. India unveils ne...
by Amitabh
27 Nov 2006 20:45
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: India Tests Prithvi based ABM
Replies: 334
Views: 69446

It's probably called an Exoatmospheric Atmospheric System, not an "AXO Atmospheric Intercept System". On the other hand, the exosphere is more than 600km above sea level while this test occurred 40-50km above sea level. Answers, answers... Raytheon's ground-launched hit-to-kill exosphere v...
by Amitabh
31 Oct 2006 22:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Siachen News & Discussion
Replies: 2960
Views: 242270

Whatever happened to the rumoured purchase of six Murena air cushion vehicles by the navy? Is the LCAC now on the agenda instead?
by Amitabh
20 Oct 2006 01:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kargil War Thread - VI
Replies: 1349
Views: 270500

There are two maps in the book that show where the original intrusions were and the extent of territory the Pakistanis lost in two months of combat, according to Musharraf.
by Amitabh
04 Aug 2006 23:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Siachen News & Discussion
Replies: 2960
Views: 242270

Some great pix (mostly of the Pakistani side) from a Swiss/Italian documentary on Siachen.
Siachen: A war for ice
by Amitabh
21 Jul 2006 21:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4178
Views: 823840

Not exactly on topic, but an interesting description of a Pakistani diver's experience with the SSG-N.
My first out of air incident!
by Amitabh
20 Jun 2006 20:23
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: IAF to Phase out MIG-25's on May 1st
Replies: 154
Views: 78291

The SR-71 grows to three feet longer due to expansion from heat generated by air resistense and I am sure the Foxbat must have experienced somewhat similar metamorphisis. A bit too much :?: A MiG-25 pilot told me several years ago (in 1991 I think) that the top edge of the air intake next to the co...
by Amitabh
28 May 2006 09:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Siachen News & Discussion
Replies: 2960
Views: 242270

Is it only me or does anybody else feel that the Sonia Gandhi led, Manmohan "Mukhota" Singh administered, Red loving UPA is a government that is best described by the name of a certain Norwegian Prime Minister of the 1930s. :evil: I guess you missed the outcome of the talks. :roll: Talks ...
by Amitabh
06 May 2006 01:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Siachen News & Discussion
Replies: 2960
Views: 242270

Anoop has already said what needed to be said, but let me just reiterate. If my reading is correct, are Advani, Parthasarathy and the army also dupes? Advani, army and GP do not support this move. GP's most recent article on Siachen asks many of the same questions being put to you. You are missing ...
by Amitabh
05 May 2006 22:10
Forum: The Kargil Archive
Topic: Kargil War Thread - IV
Replies: 325
Views: 115248

I don't understand one thing.. Why did we not use our much talked about Mi-24/35 "force". I know I would be fired upon by folks saying that the air is too thin at such heights and a big bird like Mi 24/35 can not operate at those heights. Then my next question would be what about the Lanc...
by Amitabh
05 May 2006 02:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Siachen News & Discussion
Replies: 2960
Views: 242270

Anoop/Rye, Firstly, it seems to me that there is a public debate going on, so I am not sure why people are complaining about a lack of public debate. Secondly, let me turn things around. If you disagree with what I have said, surely you must disagree with critics like Advani and Parthasarathy who im...
by Amitabh
04 May 2006 01:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Defence Websites Watch
Replies: 211
Views: 66449

[url=http://demotemp8.nic.in/nsg1/HOME.htm]NSG's Official website [/url] SSB's Official website Also SSB webmaster trying to be funny. (Read captions for the images below) :) Image 1 Image 2 The NSG is getting hip: Tender for Sony plasma TV (pdf) (What's wrong with a cheaper Samsung or Hitachi?)
by Amitabh
08 Feb 2006 01:05
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Defexpo 2006
Replies: 286
Views: 99756

I now wonder why the IA did not test the Arjun against the T-90!! The IA brass was probably afraid that the Arjun would fry the T-90. What would the public think if it finds out that T-90 was fried by hits that bounced off the Arjun!! And the IA is buying a 1000 T-90 and may never take delivery of ...
by Amitabh
24 Aug 2005 04:17
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Cruise Missile Test in Pakistan: Final Thread
Replies: 89
Views: 41632

But if Pakistan were to deploy cruise missiles, however, India would have to spend considerable amounts of money to set up air defences along its entire border to defend against them. Much water has flowed down the Baburi river, but... Apart from the political incentives to test (and I agree with S...
by Amitabh
17 Jan 2005 17:26
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Bharat Rakshak - New Main Page Launch
Replies: 63
Views: 34854

Very nice!

Since you asked for suggestions, when might we look forward to an RSS feed for the forum? I have no idea about the feasibility of such a project I should add, but lots of media websites as well as discussion fora have taken that route. :D
by Amitabh
22 Dec 2004 17:58
Forum: News Folders Archive
Topic: Indian Army - News Folder - December 2004
Replies: 35
Views: 12036

from parliament on December 22

Parliament Questions 22 December 2004 Upgradation of T-72 tanks Government proposes to upgrade entire fleet of T-72 tanks held by field formations of the Army. Major schemes undertaken and/or being considered for upgradation of T-72 tank include installation of Auto Land Navigation System, new Engi...

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