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by Raj Malhotra
24 Aug 2009 16:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4642
Views: 840488

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

GTRE is a mess and misused or non-used even limited funds given by GoI. Having said that trying to develop a contemporary engine for US$ 100 million is a joke. Note the big funds have just come recently, and I wonder whether they have even been disbursed. It is failure of Babu to realise that Kaveri...
by Raj Malhotra
24 Aug 2009 16:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - July 07, 2009
Replies: 2842
Views: 211122

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - July 07, 2009

Jinnah was just another Joker used by the British. They had decided to divide India and they would have found some or other figure head to follow their dictats. If not Jinnah then they would have found some other pig.
by Raj Malhotra
23 Aug 2009 20:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4642
Views: 840488

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Why should GTRE work hard to develop engine tech of 70s when India is importing tank engines of 60s tech in ka-873 for Arjun, afterall everybody has equal right to be incompetent?
by Raj Malhotra
23 Aug 2009 10:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Follow Bharat-Rakshak on Twitter and Facebook
Replies: 167
Views: 23467

Re: Follow Bharat-Rakshak on Twitter and Facebook

Hi, I have forwarded my request to join on facebook but now how to send you guys a email giving my name as it is very different from my handle here?
by Raj Malhotra
22 Aug 2009 23:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2235
Views: 409147

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

EADS Advanced UAV EADS advanced UAV finally gets a name. I think we need to participate in this programme or develop something similar rather than trying to jump directly to UCAV. RE Arun look at the tail of the UAV and it seems it is similar to Rustom. So it seems that vertical tails may have some...
by Raj Malhotra
22 Aug 2009 23:39
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 2936
Views: 697537

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

Army acquires anti-aircraft missiles http://www.timesnow.tv/Army-acquires-anti-aircraft-missiles/articleshow/4325059.cms The defence acquisition council, headed by Defence Minister AK Antony and comprising the 3 service chiefs, agreed to a multi-billion dollar contract for Israeli anti-aircraft mis...
by Raj Malhotra
22 Aug 2009 18:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 2899
Views: 746820

Re: LCA news and discussion

Well GTRE is better than my knee, if that answers it :twisted: Note:-Kaveri is made from 80% foreign components, so how did the question of the limitation of metallurgy technology holding back development of Kaveri, even arise. IF the design was ok, it would have worked on foreign components. The ve...
by Raj Malhotra
22 Aug 2009 11:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 2899
Views: 746820

Re: LCA news and discussion

I think that GTRE was set up in 1953 just ten years after the Russians got their hands on the first Jet engine donated by UK during WWWII. Compare!
by Raj Malhotra
21 Aug 2009 23:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4635
Views: 805084

Re: Small Arms Thread

MSMC is more of a police weapon and should be mass produced to be issued to police department. I think army needs a full power round even for carbine and Kalantak, if it works will be better in this role
by Raj Malhotra
21 Aug 2009 10:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4635
Views: 805084

Re: Tracking Errors in Defence reporting

AFAIK, Vidwansak is only being used by the BSF in IB areas for use against Puke bunkers when the ceasefire breaks down. Its too heavy to lug around. The M107 on the other hand, is light (relatively) and can be carried by one guy, or easily by a two man sniper team. Incidentally, the .50 cal seems t...
by Raj Malhotra
21 Aug 2009 09:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4635
Views: 805084

Re: Small Arms Thread

MSMG has lot firsts for India. It is first Indian gun to have plastic receiver, picatinny rail and build to take holographic sight as primary sight. Its features are more in Line with P90 and MP7. I wonder how it is field stripped, If the top cover is again hinged like INSAS then it will lead to pro...
by Raj Malhotra
20 Aug 2009 12:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 2899
Views: 746820

Re: LCA news and discussion

Not to mention that a paanwala told me that 70-80% of the components of the assembled kaveri are imported :?:
by Raj Malhotra
17 Aug 2009 00:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News And Discussion
Replies: 4936
Views: 374685

Re: India Nuclear News And Discussion

Thanks S

So will the Pu from Imported LWR be useful to jump to AHWRs directly? Also I understand that some Thorium is put inside PHWRs also for experimentation and flux flattening. So can this activity be increased to make more U233 and again jump over to AHWRs directly? thanx in adv
by Raj Malhotra
17 Aug 2009 00:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4635
Views: 805084

Re: Small Arms Thread

Re Ray Regarding your reply about failure of DRDO to develop carbine, an gentleman called INSASMAN on WAF had said that it is due to burn profile of the INSAS round. As I understand that this round is different from NATO round and has a longer burn profile, thus if the barrel of rifle is shortened t...
by Raj Malhotra
16 Aug 2009 20:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News And Discussion
Replies: 4936
Views: 374685

Re: India Nuclear News And Discussion

A very basic question. I am reading about 3 stage cycle of India nuclear programme and am not able to understand all the techicalities. My understanding:- First stage:- Use of Indian U in PHWR, by product is Pu Second stage:- Use of Pu + Thorium in Sodium cooled FBR reactors, By product weapon grade...
by Raj Malhotra
16 Aug 2009 01:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 657689

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2

People who think DE are some sort of great shit are obsessed with its silence aspect without noting:- 1. DE cannot chase targets, it can only hope for carrier group to run over it. One does not plan wars hoping to be lucky. 2. The fact that DE subs can surface between carrier escorts does not mean S...
by Raj Malhotra
16 Aug 2009 01:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Could China and India go to war over Tibet?
Replies: 406
Views: 29819

Re: Could China and India go to war over Tibet?

Almost all BRites are building a face saving scenario in which they expect India to use IAF, my case is that Yellow politicians will pee in their pants but will again NOT use IAF and in fact will try to pretend it to be a local affair. It will be Siachin in reverse.
by Raj Malhotra
15 Aug 2009 00:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 657689

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2

We need to scrap DE submarine fleet and we need 20SSNs and 10SSBNs. Raj, diesel electric submarines are very quite and are excellent in the shallow waters of the littorals. They are cheap and hence excellent for coastal defence. http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/ARCHIVE/2008/APRIL/Pages/AntiSu...
by Raj Malhotra
15 Aug 2009 00:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Could China and India go to war over Tibet?
Replies: 406
Views: 29819

Re: Could China and India go to war over Tibet?

I expect a new war over Tibet or some other excuse cooked up by China . It will be replay of 1962 and Indians will not use Navy or IAF. And Brass will be sleeping as usual and cleverly blame the politicans. Or rather brass will be concentrating on global RFIs & RFPs and collecting retirement fun...
by Raj Malhotra
14 Aug 2009 20:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 657689

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2

IMHO India needs around 3000 Shakti TN bombs as the assured yield per device is only 20-40kt (depending on whom we believe) with hopeful yield of 100-300kt again depending on who is not lying. We need to scrap DE submarine fleet and we need 20SSNs and 10SSBNs. Each SSBN will carry 12 KX. So around 1...
by Raj Malhotra
13 Aug 2009 21:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 657689

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2

I am wondering why Arihant has only 4x3 VLS tubes if it is almost 10,000mt, is it possible that it has more tubes say 8x3? I also wonder why Shaurya is only 10.5m tall if the sub is able to accomodate almost 13m long missile unless some space is taken by cold launch ability? Can somebody do the hono...
by Raj Malhotra
13 Aug 2009 15:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - July 07, 2009
Replies: 2842
Views: 211122

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - July 07, 2009

Pakistanis shot at Somali mosque At least five Pakistanis have been killed in a dawn attack at a mosque in Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland region, witnesses say. Armed men in masks entered a mosque in Galkayo and ordered six Pakistanis and one Somali outside, they said. The gunmen then opened fi...
by Raj Malhotra
12 Aug 2009 23:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 657689

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2

If the submarine is 111m x 15m x 11m then we are looking at submarine with approx submerged displacement of say 12000 tons The 15m will include nearly 4m for the sail also. Thus the approx submerged displacement will be near the Virginia class with a dia of ~11m per Singha's post. K-15 is 10.5 m lo...
by Raj Malhotra
12 Aug 2009 23:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: End User Agreement : India's capitulation to US interests ?
Replies: 675
Views: 28335

Re: End User Agreement : India's capitulation to US interests ?

Most of the Political decisions have been way better than so called technical evaluation committee decisions of Services. What you must understand that politicians DON'T need to favor anybody to get bribes. Anybody who wins HAS to pay bribes otherwise contract will not be signed and will be re-tende...
by Raj Malhotra
12 Aug 2009 17:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 657689

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2

Nuclear arm T.S. SUBRAMANIAN http://www.flonnet.com/stories/20090828261702500.htm Both the PWRs can generate 80 MWe. Enriched uranium is the fuel that powers them. Light water acts as coolant and moderator. The Rare Materials Project (RMP) at Ratnahalli near Mysore, another DAE facility, produced t...
by Raj Malhotra
10 Aug 2009 13:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2235
Views: 409147

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

EADS Advanced UAV

EADS advanced UAV finally gets a name.


I think we need to participate in this programme or develop something similar rather than trying to jump directly to UCAV.
by Raj Malhotra
10 Aug 2009 13:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-China News and Discussion
Replies: 2386
Views: 201428

Re: India-China News and Discussions

I think the best way to tackle China is to let our foreign policy be handled by USA and let our import mad Service brass import cheap chinese arms for kickbacks. i.e. to say continue following Kangressi policies.
by Raj Malhotra
08 Aug 2009 09:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 2899
Views: 746820

Re: LCA news and discussion

As a thumb rule, an engine requires twice the value of its cost in spare parts over its lifetime. Hence 600 million dollar order is equivalent to US$ 2 Billion order. N3-why don't you write an article/post on what to do NOW! for Indian engine tech developement to cover things like MCA, UCAV, AJT, MT...
by Raj Malhotra
08 Aug 2009 09:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 657689

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2

I say drop all DE projects after scoprs and give money to L&T etc to make 30 SSNs & SSBNs in next 15 years
by Raj Malhotra
05 Aug 2009 20:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News And Discussion
Replies: 4936
Views: 374685

Re: India Nuclear News And Discussion

Are we going to stick only 700MW? Are we not going to upgrade to bigger capacities like 1000MW and so on?
by Raj Malhotra
05 Aug 2009 20:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 2899
Views: 746820

Re: LCA news and discussion

The biggest problem is that indian Babu does not understand the tremendous importance of turbine engine tech in the economy of a nation.
by Raj Malhotra
05 Aug 2009 19:20
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 567552

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

My guess and hope:- GSLV-MarkIII = L110+2xS200+c25 = 4 tons to Geo operational after 2 test launches say in 2012-13 GSLV-MarkIV = L110+4xS200+c25 = 6 tons to Geo operational after 2 test launches say in 2017-18 GSLV-MarkV = L110+4xS200+c50 = 8 tons to Geo operational after 2 test launches say in 202...
by Raj Malhotra
05 Aug 2009 19:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 2899
Views: 746820

Re: LCA news and discussion

A few ISRO scientists were given an opportunity to work on French liquid engine programme and they were able to reverse engineer it and they did the same for Cryo engine. What has GTRE developed which is working? GTRE had hand holding by US labs in eighties and then Snecma. May i know how many liqui...
by Raj Malhotra
05 Aug 2009 17:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 2899
Views: 746820

Re: LCA news and discussion

ISRO got very minimal support foreign support for its rocket programme and compare this with massive no of foreign engines assembled in India and huge amount of foreign hand holding done for GTRE which led to ZERO result.
by Raj Malhotra
05 Aug 2009 13:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 2899
Views: 746820

Re: LCA news and discussion

ISRO has a PSLV which is being used extensively, which engine of GTRE is under production?
by Raj Malhotra
05 Aug 2009 08:30
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3883
Views: 430981

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Howziter shells are more accurate & cheaper than MBRLs in general. But when we are putting guidance mechanism in them, then what is the point of craming it in shells rather than putting in rocket rounds as the cost of electronics far exceeds the cost of rounds
by Raj Malhotra
05 Aug 2009 08:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 2899
Views: 746820

Re: LCA news and discussion

Kaveri suffers from 3 problems:-


1. Babu does not understand the immense importance of Kaveri in military and Indian economy.

2. Babu does not give money for Labs

3. There is no charismatic genius to lead the programme
by Raj Malhotra
04 Aug 2009 19:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 657689

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2

I think the ATV has following features:- 100MWt Reactor which will improve from say 80MW to 120MW over time Novel design. The NDTV pic shows a snout with double hump, makes me feel that tear drop shape was droped for a bette and more modern dolphin shape. Double Hull, Indian Sonars (presence of side...
by Raj Malhotra
03 Aug 2009 21:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 657689

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2

The different power rating and the clear evolution from the 1000Mte PWR as depicted in the slides are clear indicator of reactor's origins. Arihant 's dimensions and mission profile do not match any of the RU subs and obviously this translates to req for a diff powerplant . . Pls tell which 1000MWe...

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