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by member_20317
21 Sep 2014 17:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4069
Views: 659765

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

Shreeman ji, I am not being addressed to but pls bear with me if its not too much. Rest assured there would hardly be any BRF member not visiting Tarmak007. What DRDO has achieved seemed quite reasonable for their goals/resources and what the children have developed is also a reasonable achievement ...
by member_20317
21 Sep 2014 13:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv Newj
Replies: 2871
Views: 134359

Re: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv

Unchigned haq onlee.

Naat eben Xssed and the word Pearer still there. Chaineez-Bakis, cho good fiend.
by member_20317
21 Sep 2014 10:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4069
Views: 659765

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

Jaane bhi do yaaron. Why for, this green on green. Let us solve this with love and respect :P. Shreeman ji et al, while you started out with a Civilian UAV vs. Military UAV debate, IMHO the debate itself is defined from the debaters perspective or from the perspective of somebody who wants to throw ...
by member_20317
20 Sep 2014 21:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission
Replies: 2751
Views: 153851

Re: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission

@SSSalvi Saar - These people are only Nazarbattus. To remove Ku-Drishti, Buri-Nazar. They would not have been required had ISRO cared to put this on the Mangalyaan. http://www.astropeep.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/nimbu-mirchi1.jpg ................................... But more seriously there used...
by member_20317
19 Sep 2014 22:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3963
Views: 201672

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

No you don't. 1998 sanctions and the beating taken by LCA program are not that old. Today LCA gets mentioned like it is held up only because of Rafale or MKI. But Russian maal is also a dependency creator with so many Sukhois and Mig UPGs already in the inventory. It would be crazy hosting any more...
by member_20317
18 Sep 2014 18:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Chinese president's visit. "Thaw or Cold War"?
Replies: 197
Views: 7080

Re: Chinese president's visit. "Thaw or Cold War"?

Saala pura visit ka mazak ban kar rah gaya. . . . . Dhokla khao andar aao tring-tring chindu ko batao hum andar aa gaye tring-tring India Today ko batao wo bahar chale gaye dekho-dekho tiger aa gaya fir andar aao fir bahar jao ab sab ghar jao - atithi devo bhav. khakhra fafda chakli See even the gre...
by member_20317
18 Sep 2014 10:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 207696

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

A guesstimate has been expressed on BRF earlier too that the MLU for LCA could be a Kaveri. Given its shorter legs the LCA can afford to not be truly stealthy so the only real MLU that the LCA can get is a kaveri. An LCA is imminently usable in about 90% of all flying that a non-expeditionary defens...
by member_20317
18 Sep 2014 09:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3963
Views: 201672

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

The Chinese BUY stuff from Russia and the TSP are donated stuff by Khan. This illogical == would still have been bearable, had it not been used to : 1) offer India tech on areas they do not need while denying stuff that Indians cannot yet make for themselves while allowing the Chinese to 'steel' fr...
by member_20317
18 Sep 2014 09:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Chinese president's visit. "Thaw or Cold War"?
Replies: 197
Views: 7080

Re: Chinese president's visit. "Thaw or Cold War"?

Xi thinks he will fall off the khaat. He has seemed confused right from the start. Seems to be cursing his stars at having to travel all that far and having to set up a border clash for nothing. Mrs. Xi is rather amused at how the two opponents are whiling their time away instead of managing two of ...
by member_20317
17 Sep 2014 14:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3086
Views: 347019

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Is that a swivel mount machine gun on the Cheetah

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by member_20317
15 Sep 2014 23:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2757
Views: 364035

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

Russians and Amerikhans have a very very different strategy both grounded in their own world view. When the Russian defeat came in the 90s in the Cold War, they gained a need to heave off the role they thought they were best placed to drive till that time. At times they still seem to be doing the sa...
by member_20317
14 Sep 2014 13:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Eastern Europe/Ukraine
Replies: 4026
Views: 158514

Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine

US has not given up on Ukraine. They have made their 'investments'. Ukraine is Balkanized for good. The only good thing the Russians have been able to achieve is that they have acted like a pandit. OTOH syriana is ready for launch in your neighbourhood screen this friday. Some here would be more tha...
by member_20317
13 Sep 2014 21:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indus Water Treaty
Replies: 3161
Views: 441671

Re: Indus Water Treaty

Srinagar Floods are already 11 days now and things do not seem to be getting better. http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o709/ravi_g/KashmirValley_zpsb4af743b.jpg?t=1410624866 Culled from here: https://www.google.co.in/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact...
by member_20317
13 Sep 2014 10:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Eastern Europe/Ukraine
Replies: 4026
Views: 158514

Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine

Following is how the Amerikhans see their own stithee. I think we should help them achieve that and SCO is a good way of doing that. We should just negotiate for and protect, our own interests and not get into the big game in either side. Russians have almost brought them to the same level as the WW...
by member_20317
11 Sep 2014 12:12
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 502390

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9 , 2014

A tank is technically dead many times over. But so is an infantryman. Also helos and arty...... Tactically tanks are still quite relevant esp. in vast open country despite the ditch and bund and whole lot of opposition. Everybody and everything, even the hunter, is hunted in a running battle not jus...
by member_20317
11 Sep 2014 11:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions (YEMEN, gulf)
Replies: 4734
Views: 301881

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

http://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2014/09/10/i-am-a-14-year-old-yazidi-girl-given-as-a-gift-to-an-isis-commander-heres-how-i-escaped/ I am a 14-year-old Yazidi girl given as a gift to an ISIS commander. Here’s how I escaped. One day, our guards separated the married from unmarried wom...
by member_20317
11 Sep 2014 09:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Eastern Europe/Ukraine
Replies: 4026
Views: 158514

Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine

Quite detailed info on Ukr Aidar Battalion Crimes Crimes of Ukrainian Aidar battalion confirmed in Amnesty Int’l report - Russia Apparently there are more than just one of these neo nazi battalions working for the West. Some of them again abusing the pagan symbolism that was used in those parts of ...
by member_20317
09 Sep 2014 22:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2757
Views: 364035

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

Not to mention viruses through cyberwarfare. The cost too at the moment of UCAVs is staggering.One would've imagined that without the need for pilots,cockpits,displays,etc.,etc.,the cost would come down but it hasn't,apart from technical issues,just look at this report. The cost cannot come down th...
by member_20317
09 Sep 2014 22:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5619
Views: 679109

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Why must there be an equal equal between Amerikhans and Russians? Amerikhans did get all their chance with the Indian markets and Indian cooperation. If after all this the status of relations is what it is then well thats life. In any case Russians and Indians will always face the same set of proble...
by member_20317
09 Sep 2014 16:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Eastern Europe/Ukraine
Replies: 4026
Views: 158514

Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine

And Russians know that bhaijaan. [url]itar-tass.com/politika/1408866[/url] Putin: Russia will strengthen its nuclear capability to ensure its security Policy August 29, seventeen past four p.m. UTC + 4 "Russia is one of the most powerful nuclear powers. This is not a word, it's a reality,"...
by member_20317
07 Sep 2014 20:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Western Universalism - what's the big deal?
Replies: 2940
Views: 129937

Re: Western Universalism - what's the big deal?

The Church's strictures on Galileo I knew about, but on infinitesimals? (my blog) http://arunsmusings.blogspot.com/2014/09/the-forgotten-battle-over-infinitesimal.html A_Gupta ji, a mathematician (almost a maverick - C. K. Raju) also says similar things about the adoption of zero by the west (a str...
by member_20317
07 Sep 2014 20:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Shocking links of Richard Benkin to Khaleda Zia government
Replies: 15
Views: 1131

Re: Shocking links of Richard Benkin to Khaleda Zia governme

And great example of personal satya-aacharan, shiv ji. This is what saves Dharm. I always had this itch to prevent too much of focus on Pakistan in BRF but I was simply too alone and too clueless and too outsmarted. My simplistic mind always held me back, always suggesting that a dis-balance in appr...
by member_20317
07 Sep 2014 11:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3334
Views: 675081

Re: AEW&C News & Discussion

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Mystery-plane-gives-jitters-to-international-airliners-near-Mumbai/articleshow/41897554.cms We have got a big loop hole! Link says: gave the jitters to some international commercial flights flying over the Arabian Sea about 450 to 480km from Mumbai's coastli...
by member_20317
07 Sep 2014 11:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3963
Views: 201672

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

More to the point: who hasn't screwed us? That's our condition as long as we are supplicants no matter who we depend on. Saying as a friend - Getting screwed by several more because the first one screwed us, does not sound like an option either. As KaranM ji pointed out we do not represent the same...
by member_20317
07 Sep 2014 10:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Eastern Europe/Ukraine
Replies: 4026
Views: 158514

Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine

Putin would be wrong if he gives up now. There are no Russian planes or tanks in the region that would get sacrificed even if, as the Chocolate soldier declared in the Nato kitty party 'the one Nato member who is supplying the precision weapons' supplies some more SAMs and ATGMs. If Easterners can t...
by member_20317
07 Sep 2014 09:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 3963
Views: 225188

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

The success of Nag was attributed to the indigenous cryo cooler. So I guess they can do it except for the FPA. But then again the production and import are a decision in their own right. Can Do is not he same as Did It.
by member_20317
06 Sep 2014 22:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 986
Views: 85611

Re: BR Forum Feedback

kapil ji, you can copy-edit-paste the earlier post and then have the original post deleted by mods. That way all of us on that thread will look like antaryami, trikaaldarshis :D
by member_20317
06 Sep 2014 17:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Restructuring the armed forces - Leaner & Meaner
Replies: 3
Views: 428

Re: Restructuring the armed forces - Leaner & Meaner

I was about to write something on the Rafale thread when another member expressed his apprehension that MMRCA would undercut the LCA. And somehow desisted. The reality as I see it is nuanced. In FY 11-12 (UPA years) the IA+IAF managed to underspend close to a Billion USD and the underspend was shove...
by member_20317
06 Sep 2014 13:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 207696

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

There is a heck of a difference between a Test Pilot taking up an a/c to validate test parameters and a regular fighter jock flying the a/c with the full confidence in the machine. <snip> In case you'd followed the news, you'd have read that LCA needed to meet IOC-2 before it could be 'released' to...
by member_20317
06 Sep 2014 11:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3963
Views: 201672

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

Narayana Rao ji, the general rule is followed by the armed forces that they would go to the political authority who were cooperative enough to give one full fledged ministry for their purposes. Going to public esp. through MSM, is something resorted to by either officers who are in a sticky situatio...
by member_20317
05 Sep 2014 21:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Eastern Europe/Ukraine
Replies: 4026
Views: 158514

Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine

^^
Cannot really argue against it. Umrikhans wanted to create a new pakistan and they did it. Good thing is Russians behaved the way they should have instead of indulging in useless bahanebaazi. Russians will get their chance, in time.
by member_20317
04 Sep 2014 14:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3963
Views: 201672

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

My hunch is that Jet Li has been posted into the Defmin only to close the Rafale and a few other close deals. Legacy items, getting rid of which is important to be able to start focusing on new projects where your presence and effort can yield results. In any case the time invested in testing the MM...
by member_20317
03 Sep 2014 20:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Eastern Europe/Ukraine
Replies: 4026
Views: 158514

Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine

Putin agreed that there ought to be a ceasefire, but that Ukraine should discuss that with the separatists, since Russia is not a party to the conflict. Putin delivered a balanced message for the 'Piss Talks'. http://www.manners.nl/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/deniro-480x198.png Why should the Russia...
by member_20317
02 Sep 2014 21:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Eastern Europe/Ukraine
Replies: 4026
Views: 158514

Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine

I was watching RT today. It is provided free on my dth connection. One of the schools was shown bombed out. Most likely the students will have to miss the whole academic year. It just crossed my mind how every Umrikhan and minion you see will talk about child rights, animal rights and sexual rights....
by member_20317
01 Sep 2014 21:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2757
Views: 364035

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

Well many things said but I am replying on only the ones that concern me. If the US and Russia can get by with just a heavy and light fighter, so can we. Europe is skipping manned platforms altogether and relying on UCAVs like the Dassault Neuron. I'm not sure we need as many platforms as what is cu...
by member_20317
01 Sep 2014 16:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3963
Views: 201672

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

Therefore, we need only 40 Rafales! Good on them - forget ToT - just get them to deliver two squadrons and possibly replace the M2ks as well. That should suffice IAF purposes? Wish it was so. After all the rationale to begin with was falling numbers. Push everything into home grown products and imp...
by member_20317
01 Sep 2014 14:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2757
Views: 364035

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

You cannot hedge the AMCA with PAKFA. Look at the 'Typical Strike Scenario for Combat Aircrafts' image from DRDO. Completely different goals - FGFA would be outside any long range sensor protection, much heavier warload, bypassing considerable SAM opposition etc. Unless there is something to suggest...
by member_20317
31 Aug 2014 12:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 766797

Re: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread

The so called 5th & later Gen aircrafts would be carrying so much weight (considering frugal SDRE engineering reaching out to make capabilities much bigger than is normally possible with frugal engineering) and esp. volume of weapons and sensors that even MCA will become a small aircraft. It wou...
by member_20317
31 Aug 2014 12:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3086
Views: 347019

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

An 32 dropping 1000 pound dumb bombs - pic by Wg Cdr R. S. Chauhan, IAF

http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/3412/an32bomb.jpg

Not posting the pic. Only linking the url to avoid any issues.

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