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by ks_sachin
21 Dec 2017 09:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tactics & military craft
Replies: 347
Views: 39392

Re: Tactics & military craft

The whole idea is regimental ethos and conforming to it. I think we are getting diverted from thread title. Not quite....As a battalion commander or a company commander I will invoke the regimental ethos but I will also have a pulse on the me and deploy appropriate leadership at a company level or ...
by ks_sachin
21 Dec 2017 07:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 649168

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

"MK2 is dead. Long live MK2". The concept of bigger airframe and engine are dead. Many proposals are on for MK2 elements that can get into the current airframe. The 414s will be used for AMCA TD as I understand. Two of the TDs are apparently sanctioned. Dileep Saar, As an evolutionary pat...
by ks_sachin
21 Dec 2017 06:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tactics & military craft
Replies: 347
Views: 39392

Re: Tactics & military craft

KS_Sachin, ParGha please check your pm Noted sir. I preface my response by stating that I am no expert on this but have observed and asked questions...and still ask them... The Cav officer I think was from 'Tresath' which a lot of Sikh troops. The SIkh or Jat troops need firm handling. They will te...
by ks_sachin
21 Dec 2017 04:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 649168

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Now that the IAF has put its faith in the Tejas program with this release of RFP to HAL for the Mk1A, I hope they take it to its logical conclusion, which is the Tejas Mk2. That is the ultimate evolution of this single engine light fighter concept, if one doesn't think of any stealth shaping which ...
by ks_sachin
20 Dec 2017 09:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 649168

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Shiv Saar, My original question was to explore if we could replace the Jags with LCA. Forget the engine upgrades etc, flog them and progressively replace with LCA ( lots of other assumptions there!!!). After all the learned responses the one that remains outstanding now is that; - If the LCA can do ...
by ks_sachin
20 Dec 2017 05:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tactics & military craft
Replies: 347
Views: 39392

Re: Tactics & military craft

deejay wrote:Its called Morale, I think.

deejay Sir,

not necessarily.

That is a broad term.

Is there a psychological dimension other than morale that comes into play in tactical decision making?
by ks_sachin
19 Dec 2017 11:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tactics & military craft
Replies: 347
Views: 39392

Re: Tactics & military craft

Sir where does psychology come into this mix. A PC or Cor Cdr or Bn Cdr needs to think about the particular psychology of his men while giving the task and also who executes based on their individual leadership skills? I ask that because I had an interesting chat with a Armd Offr who was from a Cav ...
by ks_sachin
19 Dec 2017 05:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 649168

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

More agile ? Faster ?? Multi-role ???? Kersi - agility is not going to be great for any fully loaded plane. I think that for its role - i.e low level penetration - nap of earth under the radar - the Jaguar performs well with low gust response - ie it is not shaking and juddering from air currents c...
by ks_sachin
18 Dec 2017 11:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4827
Views: 934015

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

deejay wrote:^Yes.


squadron Sir?
by ks_sachin
18 Dec 2017 10:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4827
Views: 934015

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Photos of Mi-8 retirement ceremony at Yelahanka AFS. When you click on the link, please make sure to click again on the picture for a larger sized version. The link is just a large thumbnail. ... Admiral, thank you for the wonderful effort of recording the tributes to Mi 8. I have special memories ...
by ks_sachin
18 Dec 2017 10:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 649168

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

What range are we envisaging the Jags bombing in a deep strike mission? The range is the only thing that strikes me as being a real advantage ATM. Jags were selected to cover all of Pakistan in an era when we were not looking at China at all. We will need a completely new platform - heavier than Te...
by ks_sachin
18 Dec 2017 09:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 649168

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Question to all - based on the above how does the LCA compare with the Jaguar in the ground attack role? Jag advantages: 1. Longer range 2. heavier load 3. safety of twin engine Tejas advantages: 1. Better high altitude performance 2. Ability to take off and operate from airfields where Jaguar cann...
by ks_sachin
18 Dec 2017 07:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 649168

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

This 'change of drawings' is very normal when you start production. Those who have done only screwdrivergiri of matured platforms may not have seen it. That is all. Reviewing an RFQ for an LRU in a commercial aircraft, I am astonished to see the number of changes it went through AFTER qualification...
by ks_sachin
18 Dec 2017 05:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 649168

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Dileep, Gun firing. What we know is that the plane serves extremely well in the ground attack role, and the daggers are taking them to places, literally shattering earth. Rather than making up complaints, the brass should ask the daggers how many sorties they flew, what was the turn around time, wh...
by ks_sachin
18 Dec 2017 05:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 649168

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Philip wrote:Rakesh, is that what was earlier described as an "engineering nightmare"? At what point does concurrent engr. end and a full fledged bird arrive with its manuals just like a motorcar?


Good question Philip...

Rakesh is this also because of the feedback from the flight engineers in 45 Sq?
by ks_sachin
14 Dec 2017 05:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 649168

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Nam, There are advantages and disadvantages of wingtip tanks. However, on wings with a significant taper designers typically try to decrease the loadout along the span. Unless it is not possible, as in the case of the Mig-21 as explained wonderfully by dkhare sir ahead of me. Ramana sir, As others ...
by ks_sachin
12 Dec 2017 11:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 649168

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Dileep wrote:
Karan M wrote:Now what do we know of the EL/M-2032 variant on the LCA, its around the 80km range for 2 sqmtr targets (with the british radome), then its around 100 km for a 5 sq mtr target.


Really? :twisted:


The emoji says something.....
by ks_sachin
11 Dec 2017 10:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4726
Views: 1106303

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

IAF pilots who have flown agile and exciting aircraft have always loved and praised their capabilities. But there is a world outside of that in terms of maintenance, uptime, spare requirements, fuel costs etc - much of which we don't get to hear about. In general the armed forces keep mum about any...
by ks_sachin
11 Dec 2017 09:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 649168

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Just for the record (after former CoAS ACM Raha made his statements recently), a Dec.2015 report citing IAF doubts about the LCA, capabilities and manufacturing quality,after the GOI gave the green light for 120 said the foll: IAF official:HAL has a poor record of delivering on time and produces in...
by ks_sachin
07 Dec 2017 09:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4082
Views: 662733

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

Karan M wrote:Can some kind soul post the recent report that Arjun is on verge of induction as CLGM is readg for trials etc.


Is it?
by ks_sachin
27 Nov 2017 05:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 649168

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Indranil wrote:Hakeem,

I stand corrected. Somehow had no recollection of this event.


It is understandable Indranil - what with a new little one at home! BTW how is the little one doing?
by ks_sachin
27 Nov 2017 05:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 649168

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Apologies for the OT: For the journalists starting out, patriotism does not put dessert and wine on the table. News houses and editorial boards, individuals have agendas. Many journalists are pens for hire, news outlets push agendas - money makes ink flow and oils the press machines. This will neve...
by ks_sachin
23 Oct 2017 10:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 649168

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

They are not modifying the airframe in any way. It has been frozen for Mk1. They are only clearing test points. One of the test points relate to a feature which was seen on early wind tunnel models but not in real flight testing. This led to somebody proposing that the said feature was never implem...
by ks_sachin
23 Oct 2017 06:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 649168

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Indranil wrote:These will come in later.

Indranil - I presume a LSP will be modified for FT.

- which one.
- then plan to retrofit existing ac in 45 sq?

thanks
by ks_sachin
23 Oct 2017 04:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 649168

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Gaganullah, no canards. They have not found any distinctive advantage with the canards with LCA config. LCA navy MK1 will soon have active LEVCONs to increase control at lower landing speeds. Whether they port it to the the AF version needs to be seen. It might help with CnBeta and marginally bette...
by ks_sachin
18 Oct 2017 10:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 649168

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

IAF should stick to Uttam and DRDO should make it work!! Why the waste of money? Is it because Uttam is about to be successful? If the Frogs are selling anything cheap then they MUST be selling you out (like in the Scorpene). The Frogs wouldn't sell their dog named AESA for less than a billion. Can...
by ks_sachin
15 Oct 2017 11:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4146
Views: 778419

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Btw what weapon is Sgt Khairnar holding?
by ks_sachin
15 Oct 2017 11:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4146
Views: 778419

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

So it is rkhanna vs the DDM...

Also why should we discuss and pass commentary on what went wrong - knowing full well we do not have the facts and never will and really do not need to know!!
by ks_sachin
15 Oct 2017 11:50
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1235125

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

The real deal is a lot more attractive srai!!!!
by ks_sachin
10 Oct 2017 04:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4338
Views: 775747

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

tsarakr, Thanks for your insight on the Soviet Nazi battles and the Indian attacks to liberate Bangladesh. No one has described the three pronged attack in you terms. I always wondered how did Gen Nagra's troops liberate Dacca so easily? 1971 Bangladesh War Map Illustrates your point. 101 Communica...
by ks_sachin
06 Oct 2017 10:35
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 937840

Re: Small Arms Thread

Is this "Ek goli, ek dushman" making virtue of necessity - limited logistics and/or affordability? I don't suppose other professional armies train their infantrymen to empty a few clips into the air while shouting snack bar. It is fire discipline. When you are out doing a cordon a search ...
by ks_sachin
05 Oct 2017 09:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4827
Views: 934015

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

^ Saar, IMHO, HAL's fix of the gearbox is controversial. 1. A 2-stage Main Gear Box was decided during ALH design phase, when the technology collaborator (MBB and ZF Transmission, both from Germany) had little experience for such a design at the higher power ratings of Dhruv.(Apparently it is "...
by ks_sachin
28 Sep 2017 18:54
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 937840

Re: Small Arms Thread

Bharadwaj wrote:^^^^^^
Number of rounds carried, weight of the rifle and more recoil for the average infantryman.

That was not a deficiency as such. Tech and doctrine and availability dictated that caliber and weight. Today's 7.62 is much lighter than our SLR.
by ks_sachin
28 Sep 2017 16:56
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 937840

Re: Small Arms Thread

No one spoke here about needing "Gora" approval... I was talking in terms of import lobby and their chelas in the media constantly saying negative things about Indian systems in comparison to western ones. When soldiers from their "baap" ka army praise our rifle it is certainly ...
by ks_sachin
28 Sep 2017 16:01
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 811810

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

i hope they dont test ATAGS by trying to drag it to saltoro ridge as part of mountain trials !! :roll: If the army plans on using the gun at a certain location. Then they will test on how to get the gun on location. That being the case the gun might well be towed to the highest motorable road we ha...
by ks_sachin
28 Sep 2017 15:53
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 937840

Re: Small Arms Thread

why should they be embarrassed? Their job is to get domestic substitute. Altruism is not work the world works. also why should be be so pleased that some gora GI talks up the INSAS. Cos it fires well does not mean that it is effective in its complete life cycle although i allude more to our craven n...
by ks_sachin
28 Sep 2017 15:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 952667

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Sir Philip,

nothing to do with IN. Please post in IIN Naval thread. Pl contribute towards thread efficiency...
by ks_sachin
28 Sep 2017 05:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 649168

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

ramana wrote:Indranil, Your last para sums it up well.

Ramana garu I bet that in a couple of months time there will be some bright spark if not Marshall Filipov talking about the gun trials and the missile vibrations....
by ks_sachin
27 Sep 2017 11:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 649168

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Yes. I still say that we don't know the real reason of the problem. And if Shiv is using Vayu to talk about Jagura then what's wrong in citing CAG? Shiv is not giving any definitive insider info, he is speculating, so am I. Thanks for making me President of USA, Donald Trump achieves more in a day ...
by ks_sachin
27 Sep 2017 10:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 649168

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Gyan wrote:This Article has no real connection to issue at hand. CAG Report shows that Israelis are delaying full integration of WVR & BVR missiles with LCA.

But were you not commenting on the vibration issue and making light of it?
Hakeem calls you out And you talk about CAG?
Reminds me of Donald Trump!!!

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