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by ks_sachin
07 Mar 2019 17:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4645
Views: 819773

Re: Small Arms Thread

Sachin sir, one can be hopeful as 5.56 carbine production get localised for IA with MII, we'll be moving away from AKs in the Army and the surplus AKs made in this factory will be fielded by CAPFs and Police forces. There will be a huge demand for better rifles in the havaldar ranks of state police...
by ks_sachin
07 Mar 2019 16:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3853
Views: 550974

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

From the above article: The officers who will be weaned off the headquarters will be sent to formations. At present, there are an estimated 950 to 1,000 officers posted at the headquarters. Noob query - aren't these officers trained and experienced in their respective Arm/Service (AOC/Intelligence ...
by ks_sachin
07 Mar 2019 13:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3048
Views: 425442

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

As I said lets wait for enquiry report, possible given the circumstances this could have a been a crash, this was SAR team taking off on real short notice after a suprise attack. If it was Manpad, its bad news, we must hunt down anyone involved even in smuggling it and it calls some more strikes on...
by ks_sachin
07 Mar 2019 07:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3645
Views: 464475

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

Karan M wrote:MOD Annual report for 2017-18 is finally out. Enjoy.

https://mod.gov.in/sites/default/files/ ... rt1718.pdf

Karan the Whap is great news.
Any further info on where these will be used if successful.
by ks_sachin
07 Mar 2019 05:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3048
Views: 425442

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

without a pilot??? That reminds me we did have a plan to convert tejas to a drone...but given the production rate... Saar, What is this LCA into drone business? First let's get a proper UAV in to service. Even if production rate was good you think we are in a position to make a drone of it? All the...
by ks_sachin
07 Mar 2019 02:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4942
Views: 694768

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

RD, Manu Pubby has an article already speculating on this. There is a Court Of inquiry and lets wait for its results or it feeds the wartime frenzy and casts a doubt our over forces facing enemy. I would recommend hold off till we get more information from the Air Force. Especially as 99.99% on thi...
by ks_sachin
07 Mar 2019 02:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4942
Views: 694768

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Understood, Ramana garu. Not a matter for public speculation right now. However I would appreciate if this analysis were sent to the right people (they may already have their own perspectives on it, probably better informed than me, but who knows). Can post it in TG DT gufa tonight to forward to ap...
by ks_sachin
07 Mar 2019 00:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 813
Views: 231661

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Also in this age of computerisation why an aircraft that does not have the level of comfort and safety unlike the LCA?
Even if we got all the spares till kingdom come - retire them and let the "three legged cheetah" kill the falcon.
by ks_sachin
07 Mar 2019 00:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4645
Views: 819773

Re: Small Arms Thread

AFAIK the intent is to purchase 3.2L rifles in 7.62NATO. 72k has been ordered as emergency and the RFI for the rest of 2.5L would be released soon as MII. AK308 will compete in that. New OFB 7.62NATO rifle after clearing trials may also participate. I can understand CAPFs using AKs but what I do no...
by ks_sachin
06 Mar 2019 14:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1371
Views: 341557

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Why is Nag a third gen?
I thought wire guided was third gen?
by ks_sachin
06 Mar 2019 13:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 175
Views: 52142

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Jay, And that is why I find the flap “odd”. If it were to be hinged at the TE, it could have acted as a slat at TO, and as a vortex flap at landing. In this arrangement, they have completely foregone the first use. There must be a good reason. I just want to know why. Wing is extended now. Equation...
by ks_sachin
06 Mar 2019 13:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 175
Views: 52142

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

IR and Jays,
Stabilators with a delta wing.
Any precedence
by ks_sachin
06 Mar 2019 13:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 813
Views: 231661

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Indranil wrote:On paper, the Mig21 is no match for the LCA. Don’t trust me. Listen to the people who have flown Mig21s, Mirage 2000, MiG 27s, Su-30s and LCA.

But, that can’t determine the outcome of an aerial duel on a particular day.

But sir,
We like binaries!!
by ks_sachin
06 Mar 2019 08:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 813
Views: 231661

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

What do you mean by detailed comparison Mr Pandit? Data points for comparison are already there in terms of the numbers. Data points for a more qualitative assessment are also there - There is a post on LCA squadron service by someone very respected here. Beyond that I hope that we never have to do ...
by ks_sachin
06 Mar 2019 06:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4942
Views: 694768

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

may be i am late to mention, but baki is fully open lot of planes flying out there and there. Still close to indian border they are still flying Looking at Flightradar24 -- looks like India is enforcing a NO FLY zone over Pakistan except for two narrow air corridors. What I have also noticed are fl...
by ks_sachin
06 Mar 2019 02:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4942
Views: 694768

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Out of curiosity what is ech-and-dee actually?
by ks_sachin
05 Mar 2019 12:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2143
Views: 337577

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

We should have a rule against blanket assertions.
Summary ban..
by ks_sachin
05 Mar 2019 12:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3048
Views: 425442

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

I could not even see one..




Then I realised I did not have my magnifying glasses on.
by ks_sachin
05 Mar 2019 12:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4942
Views: 694768

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Sir,
I think he should not.
Combat tactics and all that..
Regards
S
by ks_sachin
05 Mar 2019 11:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4942
Views: 694768

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

manjgu wrote:i think all this speculation will end soon once we hear from Abhi ?

Why should we hear from gain ji?
The Chief has spoken.
by ks_sachin
04 Mar 2019 16:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4645
Views: 819773

Re: Small Arms Thread

Saar, Can you elaborate what you mean by design aspect? Something we design and have a control of all components, so that we can keep evolving on how to make better small arms Nobel idea but it is putting the cart before the horse. Until the army decides what caliber it wants to fight with nothing ...
by ks_sachin
04 Mar 2019 11:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 175
Views: 52142

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Indeed IR thanks.
I am reading up and will try to post my explanation of your interaction.
Let's see where my aerodynamics.
I think I know what diagram you are referring to.
by ks_sachin
04 Mar 2019 11:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4645
Views: 819773

Re: Small Arms Thread

We should design assault rifles, so far we have been followers, unless we start designing stuff we can never really catch up. For that we must allow private sector in. Something which will give us lot of strategic independence. PSU type red tape will never allow innovation. Saar, Can you elaborate ...
by ks_sachin
04 Mar 2019 11:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4645
Views: 819773

Re: Small Arms Thread

SaiK wrote:https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/how-ak-203-superior-to-insas-will-end-forces-hunt-for-a-reliable-rifle/articleshow/68248283.cms

our media comparing INSAS with AK203

why suddenly so much publicity now? I can see it.

Saar,
I wish that could be considered a meaningful comparison.
by ks_sachin
04 Mar 2019 05:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3048
Views: 425442

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

When you say ground fire I presume you are alluding to SAMs? Why do you credit Paki GROUND FIRE of all things? I know Bakis fire into the air at weddings and get killed routinely, but would YOU be shooting up and launching missiles during a close-in dogfight, hain? Just think about it before writin...
by ks_sachin
04 Mar 2019 05:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3048
Views: 425442

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

You are being a Prof Prodyut Das. I would suggest you go into your foxhole before IR or JayS or some other notable noteworthies decide to "Spice" you. Please be careful with unnecessary personal attacks. I request you learn some etiquette and take a course in politeness and not Lynch mob ...
by ks_sachin
04 Mar 2019 04:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 175
Views: 52142

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Indranil and JayS,

Pls you both seem to be having a parallel conversation.

For mango men and women please do share your aerodynamic callisthenics.

Regards

S
by ks_sachin
04 Mar 2019 04:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3048
Views: 425442

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

UB ji you are reading too much into this without full details being there. After looking at the Wingco Singam's Mig21 picture it doesnt seem he was hit by the AIM more your engine theory or ground fire, additionally, we have one more AIM120 debris which means the Pakis had fired two of them. Now fo...
by ks_sachin
04 Mar 2019 03:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3048
Views: 425442

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

^ and my nasty take on that is the rest of the pack were too tied into the Net-Centric Warfare/System of Systems / Team Effort thinking and waited for approval that never came. There was not much thought of establishing total air superiority on the other side of the Yellow Sea. Mind you, we had 8 p...
by ks_sachin
04 Mar 2019 03:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3048
Views: 425442

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Based on this outcome I feel we missed a step by not working on an improved Mig-21 - look at lower landing speeds with canards, modified air intakes, owning the design with CFD, look at mating with a western engine before starting with the LCA. You are being a Prof Prodyut Das. I would suggest you ...
by ks_sachin
03 Mar 2019 18:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4942
Views: 694768

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

If Pak accepts the death, we will go to town that he died of air strike. If pak says he is not, then will be forced to show him. India will.push for sanctions in SC putting China in an uncomfortable position. Will nudge pak to tell everyone he is dead. :rotfl: Could this be a Chanakyan strategy on ...
by ks_sachin
03 Mar 2019 17:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4942
Views: 694768

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

A few observations: 1) Its a top-attack munition with pre-fed coordinates, imagery & other params like type of roof etc. The imagery from the top would've been supplied by our spy sats and fed into Spice for scene correlation matching. All this must've been done either long ago or in the days a...
by ks_sachin
02 Mar 2019 16:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3048
Views: 425442

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Navjot Sidhu should think a little, perhaps this man caused Pakistan to decide not to prosecute war. If he did lock on to that F 16 and fire, he may have demonstrated what a formidable battle Pakistan was facing starting with the lowly MiG 21. Otherwise it would be Panjab that could have faced Paki...
by ks_sachin
02 Mar 2019 15:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2954
Views: 617700

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

https://www.outlookindia.com/website/story/india-news-survival-instinct-and-training-story-of-an-iaf-pilot-ejecting-fro

I don't know if this is out of place.
by ks_sachin
01 Mar 2019 18:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4942
Views: 694768

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

prasannasimha wrote:
rkhanna wrote:
Looks like lens flare?!

There are two videos from different angles - not a lens flare

What makes you say that?
by ks_sachin
01 Mar 2019 18:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4942
Views: 694768

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Let's be sober in analysis.In war expect casualties...of all types of aircraft and eqpt.In the last Lebanon spat the Istaelis lost several Merkava tanks.Where the tanks poor? No.They were not supported by infantry allowing the Hiz to disable them at close quarters with legacy Sov. era ATGMs and tan...
by ks_sachin
01 Mar 2019 17:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2954
Views: 617700

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

We should shift the LCA production line to Russia for Comarade Fillipov’s sake...
by ks_sachin
01 Mar 2019 17:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4942
Views: 694768

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Rakesh wrote:It has been reported that Wing Commander Varthaman has just crossed over to India. Please provide pictures as and when they come in. The Wing Co is a HERO!!

That is a very interesting sentiment.
The men and women in uniform never see them selves as that.
by ks_sachin
01 Mar 2019 17:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4645
Views: 819773

Re: Small Arms Thread

Twitter Source Giving impetus to #MakeInIndia in defence. Now, AK-203 Assault Rifles will be made in India by a joint venture between Russia’s Kalashnikov Concern and Ordnance Factory Board. just leaving it out here for people who reined me in for expecting too much. I concede I overestimated the c...
by ks_sachin
01 Mar 2019 14:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4942
Views: 694768

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Why do we dhoti shiver so much? I do not understand why we want approval and seek that others do the same! See the highlighted part. So a gora (Michael Sheldon), most likely 5 years out of college, sits as an analyst in some high fangled name "Digital Forensics Lab" which is an arm of a '...

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