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by Raj Malhotra
03 Aug 2009 21:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - July 07, 2009
Replies: 2842
Views: 204383

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

There seem to be a disappointing amount of fall in suicide vaccum bulb explosions!
by Raj Malhotra
03 Aug 2009 17:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 641128

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

One cannot forget that Russian Ambassador said it was a Akula
by Raj Malhotra
03 Aug 2009 12:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 641128

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

What do you make of 1000MWe and 3,300MWth in the poster shown on the video? People in the art will be able to read the 1000MWe and 3,300MWth in the video to belong to another power plant design and not the Arihant. . The slide shows 1000MWe and 3,300MWth in the video - obviously belonging to the mo...
by Raj Malhotra
03 Aug 2009 11:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 641128

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

Looking at cross section of a sub given in NDTV pic, could it be 4x2=8 tubes with capacity to store 8x3=25 K-15s. Also the fat missile being fired in very interesting.

Note:- Is that Arihant or some other representative sub?
by Raj Malhotra
02 Aug 2009 17:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 437
Views: 19944

Re: LCA news and discussion

Now for the :(( about testing facilities: Bottom line appears to be that jet engine R&D in India is not taken seriously, and is left to some group that does neither R nor D nor even conceptual dreaming. They provide no leadership to the nation in what needs to be done to close the technology ga...
by Raj Malhotra
02 Aug 2009 16:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 641128

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

I think our fleet should be SSN=24 SSBN = 12 and Conventional no more after 6 Scorpene
by Raj Malhotra
02 Aug 2009 14:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 641128

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

Power & speed has a relationship of factor of three, i.e. to say power has to increase by power of three for increase in speed.

My guess is that Arihant has a backend of Akula mated to truncated front end of Borei
by Raj Malhotra
02 Aug 2009 00:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 361
Views: 20095

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

I think that after NSG deal, India can easily lure away France & Germany from selling any subs to Pakistan by offering or threating to cut off lucrative commercial and nuclear power contracts
by Raj Malhotra
01 Aug 2009 23:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 437
Views: 19944

Re: LCA news and discussion

when last time attempt was made to ask for funds with long term development in mind, within few days of this happening, indian express, with aroor as journalist ran series of articles on drdo. one headline was reading: 6000 cr wasted, 10-yr delay & they want 150000 cr more so there will be no h...
by Raj Malhotra
01 Aug 2009 20:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 437
Views: 19944

Re: LCA news and discussion

What N3 is saying is easily possible provided we pay for :- SALARIES, LABS, Multiple Designs all of which require money. The budget for Kaveri is pathetic. From open source Snecma was asking US$ 2 Billion just for providing its HP Core which would be integrated to GTRE LP. So the cost of problem sol...
by Raj Malhotra
01 Aug 2009 10:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 641128

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

I don't know why jingoes are obsessed with SSBN thingie, even only as an SSN it is a formidable asset. SSBN is required if the adversary has power to destroy a very substancial part of our land based nuclear assets in first strike. It does not seem that CHina has this power yet, so by the time they ...
by Raj Malhotra
01 Aug 2009 10:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 437
Views: 19944

Re: LCA news and discussion

Much easier to take bribes and order MRCA! :evil: and when is that article on LCA coming ? Good question, and since the pooch comes from an Adminullah, I shall jawaab, hujoor, pls don't ban me 4 the flammenfest that I shall proceed to ignite: SNIP SNIP SNIP ology Division" at one of the labs t...
by Raj Malhotra
31 Jul 2009 23:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 641128

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

A submarine has huge amount of reserve bouyancy in form of water, dead weight, air pressure cylinders inside it. Thats why the subs on surface are around 1/4th out of the water. In surfaced situation all its weight is supported by displaced water, and the portion outside the water is part of reserve...
by Raj Malhotra
31 Jul 2009 12:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 641128

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

Interview with the outgoing Russian ambassador: Then, in our military-technical relationship, a high percentage of Indian arms equipment still has a high Russian content. I watched the launch of India’s first nuclear submarine at Vishakapatnam on July 26, and do you know about the design of this su...
by Raj Malhotra
31 Jul 2009 11:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 641128

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

In Def Expo L&T has been displaying a mother sub along with 2 mini subs tethered to it. Does anybody have high resolution pic of the same? IIRC L&T also displayed AAD alongwith its launcher in all def expo but we were not able to get its significance. So L&T design may be very close to t...
by Raj Malhotra
29 Jul 2009 16:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 641128

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

The things that go against ATV being just a charlie:- Indo-Russian team started working together on the training/design since 1984, why would they take so much time till 1998 to start metal cutting unless it was a new design? India got all latest jing bang from Russia like Brahmos, Su-30mki, Klub, R...
by Raj Malhotra
29 Jul 2009 11:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 641128

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

As is obvious that there are two views about Arihant. First that it is modified Charlie Class, say Charlie Class-3 with a compartment/section of 11m inserted in mid body to house 4x3 missiles. Which would make it 6000-6500 tons submerged. The second view is that it is very advanced design even more ...
by Raj Malhotra
27 Jul 2009 14:47
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) Launch News and Discussion
Replies: 945
Views: 151143

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) Launch News and Discussion

I was just looking at pics of various modern subs and realised that pure tear drop shape is not a norm. British Astute and even to some degree HDW & Collins have e gently hump on the upper spine. So the Arihant design seems pretty modern and hump may not have been given to adjust the missiles/vls
by Raj Malhotra
27 Jul 2009 14:11
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) Launch News and Discussion
Replies: 945
Views: 151143

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) Launch News and Discussion

INS ARIHANT -AN ANALYSIS BY SHANKAROSKY - it is a modified akula 2 class submarine with some of the advanced features from Borei class thrown in most likely the active sound cancellation technology -the reactor is made in India no doubt but has significant Russian design input and in all likely hoo...
by Raj Malhotra
27 Jul 2009 12:01
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) Launch News and Discussion
Replies: 945
Views: 151143

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) Launch News and Discussion

The specifications of Russian subs have always been a bit of conjucture. If we look at specifications of USA's SSNs like los Angeles, Sea Wolf, Virginia class etc then with length of 110m and dia of 11m, the Arihant should have way more submerged displacement than 6800 tons, so we drift back to the ...
by Raj Malhotra
27 Jul 2009 10:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army Discussion
Replies: 480
Views: 18553

Re: Indian Army Discussion

Indian Army struggles to stay fighting fit http://ibnlive.in.com/news/indian-army-struggles-to-stay-fighting-fit/97936-3-single.html Soldiers complain their bulletproof jackets are heavy, cumbersome and sag towards the front, thus leaving upper parts of the chest, shoulder and neck exposed. Even wi...
by Raj Malhotra
27 Jul 2009 10:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the Uighur Movement-1
Replies: 493
Views: 28811

Re: Understanding the Uighur Movement-1

China’s migraine is India’s K -Valley balm--New Indian express R Vaidyanathan First Published : 18 Jul 2009 04:01:00 AM IST FORMER US Secretary of State Madeline Albright correctly called Pakistan as the international migraine. But she did that recently much after her official tenure. She was not w...
by Raj Malhotra
27 Jul 2009 10:35
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) Launch News and Discussion
Replies: 945
Views: 151143

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) Launch News and Discussion

Description of the Arihant by Telegraph journalist. http://www.telegraphindia.com/1090727/jsp/frontpage/story_11286811.jsp India’s nuclear sub: There she lies like a supine beast, hidden from satellite eyes The hump , one officer says, will open a hatch to fire missiles vertically. There may be fou...
by Raj Malhotra
26 Jul 2009 22:47
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) Launch News and Discussion
Replies: 945
Views: 151143

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) Launch News and Discussion

I think that the note of thanks to Russians and presence of hundred + Russians there may point to a very advanced design for India. I think that India may have decided to combine SSN + SSBN lines for our use to produce Arihant. Progressively its weight may grow but we may have around 10 multipurpose...
by Raj Malhotra
26 Jul 2009 14:58
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) Launch News and Discussion
Replies: 945
Views: 151143

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) Launch News and Discussion

Headlines today is saying that it is based on Borei design
by Raj Malhotra
26 Jul 2009 14:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 321
Views: 16734

Re: Indian Military Aviation

In 2004 my brother chose the landing spot for this Cheetal test flight and escorted it during this operation. IIRC Cheetal increased the chopper payload to "Sonam" from 35 kg to a mighty 80-90 kg. Almost double of current Cheetha. Am curious to know what the new re-engined ALH-Dhruv's pay...
by Raj Malhotra
26 Jul 2009 14:21
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) Launch News and Discussion
Replies: 945
Views: 151143

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) Launch News and Discussion

Times Now off course says that it is 6000 tons and 112 m long
by Raj Malhotra
26 Jul 2009 10:53
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) Launch News and Discussion
Replies: 945
Views: 151143

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) Launch News and Discussion

An Indian serving submariner once alluded that Indian submarines can do or actually do 150 days at sea in one go!
by Raj Malhotra
26 Jul 2009 10:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Sharm-el- Sheikh Harakiri...
Replies: 1269
Views: 56354

Re: India's Sharm-el- Sheikh Harakiri...

Various theories:- 1. MMS is CIA agent - did Jaswant Singh allude to it? 2. MMS is stupid 3. MMS is trying to reign in defence ministry which is following independent policy in Afghanistan 4. MMS is calling a spade a spade . The interpretation of Sharm document can be :- Yes, we are going to fu*k ar...
by Raj Malhotra
26 Jul 2009 10:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 281
Views: 12556

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Whether India goes for Eurofighter or Rafale, they should ask for the following:- 1. Engine for LCA, Engine tech for Kaveri, Future engine tech for MCA like more powerful engine + TVC, developing off shoots of engine like Naval, industrial, Turboprop, Turboprop 2. Help in LCA, MCA, UCAV, LCA-LIFT-AJ...
by Raj Malhotra
25 Jul 2009 09:59
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) Launch News and Discussion
Replies: 945
Views: 151143

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) Launch News and Discussion

Arun_S wrote:My sources said three Chakra's (Akula) are coming. :wink:


Three Akulas were reported by Vayu also long time back
by Raj Malhotra
23 Jul 2009 08:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 437
Views: 19944

Re: LCA news and discussion

I don't think LCA will be dumped as both UCAV & MCA as also perhaps AJT will evolve from it. EJ200 is more advanced as apart from dry weight, things like wet weight and air flow requirement, fuel consumption also govern the "real effect on weight" of aircraft. Both EJ200 and F414 have ...
by Raj Malhotra
23 Jul 2009 08:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - July 07, 2009
Replies: 2842
Views: 204383

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

RAW is involved with everything in Pakistan including impregnating Gilani's mother which resulted in the Pak PM
by Raj Malhotra
23 Jul 2009 08:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Sharm-el- Sheikh Harakiri...
Replies: 1269
Views: 56354

Re: India's Sharm-el- Sheikh Harakiri...

MMS = Morarji Desai after 32 years.


BRites will understand what I am saying!
by Raj Malhotra
21 Jul 2009 23:00
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) Launch News and Discussion
Replies: 945
Views: 151143

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) Launch News and Discussion

I think that we should scrap the second line of conventional subs and go in for more ATVs and in future go the UK, France & USA way of having on nuclear powered subs!
by Raj Malhotra
21 Jul 2009 22:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4579
Views: 775044

Re: Small Arms Thread

The point is that Army had a decade to be pro-active in developing indigenous alternatives, even if required with Pvt sector but they will wait for a decade for green light for imports but never put their backbone into any development project.
by Raj Malhotra
21 Jul 2009 18:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4579
Views: 775044

Re: Small Arms Thread

The report of times of india shows continued obssession of Indian forces with foreign maal. INSAS is mid seventies design concept and now its production run is over. Instead of working with DRDO for better or new rifle the Brass is surreptiously trying to import the new rifle under nomenclature of c...
by Raj Malhotra
18 Jul 2009 12:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Sharm-el- Sheikh Harakiri...
Replies: 1269
Views: 56354

Re: India's Sharm-el- Sheikh Harakiri...

Can we name this thread
Sharm Kar Sikh
by Raj Malhotra
18 Jul 2009 11:00
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) Launch News and Discussion
Replies: 945
Views: 151143

Re: ATV News and Discussion - 1

It is possible that ATV is 12000 tons submerged displacement with under powered reactor. The 80MW reactor would mean that top speed would be around 20kt which would be adequate for operational purposes as beyond that speed the sub makes too much noise and sonars don't work.
by Raj Malhotra
18 Jul 2009 09:56
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 2936
Views: 688707

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

In think the role of Trishul or Spyder missile should be taken up by ground launched Astra missile!

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