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by member_27581
05 May 2016 16:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Physics Discussion Thread
Replies: 2587
Views: 117779

Re: Physics Thread.

https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg23030724-100-was-gravitational-wave-signal-from-a-gravastar-not-black-holes/ By Jacob Aron IT’S one surprise after another. The detection of gravitational waves announced earlier this year sent ripples through the world of physics. The signal was thought to com...
by member_27581
03 May 2016 15:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 313808

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

couldnt resist myself sharing my dream last night. "LCA went to Red Flag 2020 and stumps the USAF with its fabulous kill ratio" and IAF spokesperson said "would have been surprised if that hadn't happened, .......IAF is a strong supporter of indigenous technologies" Hope it comes...
by member_27581
25 Apr 2016 11:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2753
Views: 332714

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

Now IAF must go on a daily visit to DRDO for AMCA

can change in reporting structure of AMCA team from DRDO to IAF make some difference? If this can be worked out, it can avoid repeating the mistakes we made en route our LCA journey.
by member_27581
25 Apr 2016 10:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Watch Thread-I
Replies: 815
Views: 96412

Re: China Watch Thread-I

^^^ not so easy, who knows we might have wilted under the chinese pressure. As of now there is no evidence to support either of the two arguments. chinese are not the ones to give in so easily.
by member_27581
22 Apr 2016 22:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 253639

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

deejay wrote:This Warewolf character wrote these posts on a Full Moon or what?


This is the catch of the day ....or rather night. ..today it is full moon..that said I havent seen this granular details...but agreed 1 engine for entire life of plane is too much
by member_27581
22 Apr 2016 18:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 253639

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

another one from same page, this one does some interesting analysis, almost convinces me to forget su There are many who think that the $8.8 Billion is far too expensive for 36 Rafale jets. Let's take a look shall we? ~ The fly away cost for a single Rafale airframe is $85 Million (according to offi...
by member_27581
22 Apr 2016 18:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 253639

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

Got this from a FB page related to Tejas. Some interesting tidbits...copy paste job from my side Whoever thinks that the Su-30MKIs are going to be less expensive for IAF than the Rafales over their entire lifetime is in for a rude awakening. ~ Let’s start with the basics. The fly-away cost for an HA...
by member_27581
21 Apr 2016 12:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2266
Views: 268933

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

^now that is what is called hitting where it hurts. Good start. Certainly it is a good start. For last 10 years I have been wondering is it only us who have faultlines. Porkies certainly have numerous. But we never used them. Good to see slow and steady increase in tempo of POK and Balochistan. As ...
by member_27581
20 Apr 2016 10:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4009
Views: 635472

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014

[quote="vaibhav.n"]^^For the un-initiated, some terrain briefing. The names would be familiar all too well to most folks. All the gulley's are infamous infiltration routes... [quote]Kupwara District Thanks vaibhav sir, is there anyway to see it in a military type of map other than google e...
by member_27581
19 Apr 2016 12:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4009
Views: 635472

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/In-JK-Army-removes-3-bunkers-after-Handwara-clashes/articleshow/51891657.cms Municipal authorities in violence-hit Handwara town in north Kashmir today removed three security force bunkers from the main market, fulfilling one of the long pending demands of l...
by member_27581
16 Apr 2016 22:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4009
Views: 635472

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014

Another question to the gurus, do we conduct such exercise on eastern border as well? quick google search only yielded two results 1. operation chequerboard in 87 and 2. operation pralay in 2009 If we are actively thinking of a two front threat then are we actually preparing for both the fronts? Won...
by member_27581
16 Apr 2016 22:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4009
Views: 635472

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014

I hope members realize the significance of this exercise. 1. In the summer season, IA is practicing a desert offensive 2. In a simulated NBC environment. Takes into account that Indian formations would be hit by nuclear weapons. 3. With a brigade sized paradrop. I'm assuming IAF Transport Squadrons...
by member_27581
16 Apr 2016 12:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 253639

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

^^^^This is very very hazy, let's wait for the final champagne cork to come out to make more out of these underlines, speaking for myself I am not very optimistic on this "JEE coaching" style of help, the only comfort i will draw from this agreement is that it is more likely to leave ample...
by member_27581
16 Apr 2016 09:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Relations : News and Discussion- II
Replies: 4037
Views: 160526

Re: India-US Relations : News and Discussion- II

SaiK wrote: Quote: Abuses by police, forces major rights problem in India: US scratch back time begins we should take a leaf from PRC book on this, trash this and be ready to respond in kind ..US despite of broadly a monolithic society with same language, high levels of education and not much varia...
by member_27581
16 Apr 2016 08:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 253639

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

War with China is low probability but we need to cater to that with effective nuclear deterrence and conventional long range cruise missile . Off topic...but austin sir, I would not count upon the low probability but more on the second part of ur comment, so that we should keep our powder dry...Chi...
by member_27581
16 Apr 2016 08:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 253639

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

not sure if it has been posted here but ..IDRW (express news service) reporting that the plane coming without some bells and whistles http://idrw.org/rafale-jets-clinched-at-targeted-rate-but-built-in-features-compromised/ Sources said though France compromised, the IAF may not be able to get the de...
by member_27581
16 Apr 2016 07:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 253639

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

I'd like to celebrate but I think it may be more prudent to go and pray instead. Pray what sir? 1. pray that this another rumour, (who knows we might be playing now against americans too) 2. or if true, then significant ToT and no other type of faaiter no 16 17, 18 ..only Tejas 3. or no further Raf...
by member_27581
15 Apr 2016 08:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 253639

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

On the other hand, I am pleased to see the fire that has been lit at the behind of HAL by this offer. Eager to increase production to 25 with 80% of the work done by pvt sector!!! I can hardly believe my ears. Good going for Modi/Parrikar. I never thought I would see this day. Will keep my fingers ...
by member_27581
13 Apr 2016 16:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tracking Errors in Defence reporting
Replies: 499
Views: 85591

Re: Tracking Errors in Defence reporting

^^what happened to FoS (purportedly Freedom of Speech) or is it Freedom Of Stupidity
by member_27581
13 Apr 2016 14:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 4681
Views: 788976

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

I want a public commissioning of Arihant with some chest beating and macho talk. I wont be surprised if our speech writers introduce statements around our belief in global disarmament, emphasis on safety etc in PM's text while DD will focus camera on VIPs dozing off while sitting in Neelkamal chair...
by member_27581
13 Apr 2016 12:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tracking Errors in Defence reporting
Replies: 499
Views: 85591

Re: Tracking Errors in Defence reporting

Shiv Sir, May i suggest you putting this comment in the (f)article's comments section. Those who agree can upvote your comment. We have enough of such stupidity serving on the main course of ignorance of main street junta.. seems like we also need to have a BRF propaganda cells on the lines of commi...
by member_27581
12 Apr 2016 23:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 253639

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

So does mr carter's trip goes down the crater and it becomes like the Hollande r day trip....all bonhomie and no deal...his trip was from 10-12...it's 13 now.. Where are the 300 planes....hope we didnt include paper planes..of the MoUs, IoUs ILUs etc.. else it's back to waiting for LCA and Su 30 onl...
by member_27581
07 Apr 2016 18:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 253639

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

so lets assume the F16 line is set up in India. How long will it be in operation? how much capital will it soak up? what else could have been done with that kind of capacity? My guess - 90 ordered, delivered between 2020 and 2026, costing $10-12 bn. What else could have been done with that capital?...
by member_27581
07 Apr 2016 14:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 253639

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

^^^ brar sir,
nice reply (as always) ...thanks.

Another option we must consider is to set up additional production line of LCA instead of the Make in India.
by member_27581
07 Apr 2016 11:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1432
Views: 201463

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -3

ari-daman
ari: enemy
daman: suppresser

ari-hant
hant: conquerer
by member_27581
07 Apr 2016 10:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 253639

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

NRao SirG, While I agree to many of your points, the parameters where F18 inferior are no less important 1. Thrust to weight (As per wiki of 0.93 the lowest in MMRCA category) 2. Climb Rate 3. Max Speed From it's configurations to me it seems more of a bomb truck and less of an A2A fighter. There ar...
by member_27581
07 Apr 2016 09:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 253639

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

NRao Sirji, MMRCA may not exist "now" but the results of IAF evaluatlion still exist on wiki (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_MRCA_competition, please see the table). Agree with your F16 statement, but saying that F16 and F18 are the best 4 G planes is kind of question IAF plane selec...
by member_27581
07 Apr 2016 07:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 253639

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

NRao wrote:However, I expect the F-16 or the F-18 to be FAR superior to any other 4th Gen plane out there - neither France nor Russia can match it..


F18 was probably the last in MMRCA competition.
by member_27581
30 Mar 2016 17:38
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 451592

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9 , 2014

http://www.oneindia.com/india/drdo-s-hypersonic-vehicle-have-20-second-flight-dec-2054267.html

He said similar to the trials held on Mk1, the Arjun Mk-II will have line-to-line trials with T-90 soon.


That would be interesting to see
by member_27581
26 Mar 2016 06:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Ex-Navy officer arrested by Pak in Baluchistan
Replies: 40
Views: 3190

Re: Ex-Navy officer arrested by Pak in Baluchistan

these ba...rds are showing their true colors, with the Pathankot SIT/JIT coming to India, they just want to deflect attention and muddle the probe and nothing else. I was apprehensive of that pappi jhappi of JIT. These guys should be given a big danda only then they understand.
by member_27581
22 Mar 2016 20:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 313808

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

It is much better to have these near misses or misses in these exercises rather than in actual combat scenario. IAF is looking into it and corrective actions will be taken.
by member_27581
21 Mar 2016 23:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 313808

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

IAF should stop cribbing about LCA Tejas The fighter aircraft may not be the best, but is the best we can afford. http://www.dailyo.in/politics/tejas-i-lca-iaf-the-hunter-mig-21-rafale-fighter-aircrafts-defence-budget-2016-armed-forces/story/1/9604.html While almost all of posters here support LCA ...
by member_27581
21 Mar 2016 23:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 313808

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Looks like the reporter is trying to put words into the mouth of IAF officer. Seems like some reporter are still living in the LCA bashing era of late, obsolete and this just rings bells in their empty upper chambers.
by member_27581
15 Mar 2016 06:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3878
Views: 549896

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

There is much more. I am amazed at how Indians self-flagellate without even looking at what is happening in the rest of the world dr saab what else do you expect from kids "educated" from history written by leftist apologists (no intention to criticize any individual on the forum). Perhap...
by member_27581
11 Mar 2016 19:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 4681
Views: 788976

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

MN Kumar wrote:These are unnamed officials onlee hence I don't see any need to come to a conclusion.

Sometimes I feel these unnamed sources just play with these news reporters. While reading TOIlet over TOIlet they would be thinking ..that was fun..
although vivek raghuvanshi is not a new kid on a block..
by member_27581
10 Mar 2016 15:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion
Replies: 3934
Views: 256117

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion

Will the chinese and pakistanis be able to access the IRNSS? Could it be turned up against us in any fashion? Yes, people in China and Pakistan will be able to use IRNSS but only the standard positioning service (accuracy of 10-20 metres) not the sub-30 cm authorized service. However, China and Pak...
by member_27581
09 Mar 2016 18:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion
Replies: 3934
Views: 256117

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion

Will the chinese and pakistanis be able to access the IRNSS? Could it be turned up against us in any fashion?
by member_27581
26 Feb 2016 17:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 313808

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

a very basic question: how many aircrafts in an IAF squadron. Wiki has a wide range of 12-24. on BRF I have been reading numbers e.g. 16-20. Does it also vary across different fighter aircrafts or helicopters.
Thanks in advance
by member_27581
25 Feb 2016 13:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 313808

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

^^ I am afraid if know that tej in tejas is not related to tej as in speed. Not that I mind the name tejas
In fact the photos of Tejas and Dr Kota Harinarayana and his team along with that of Tejas will be even better.
by member_27581
16 Feb 2016 22:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Physics Discussion Thread
Replies: 2587
Views: 117779

Re: Physics Thread.

Amber G, one question that I have is that are these waves also going to have impact on time part. So far I see only space part being talked about.

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