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by shaun
29 Jul 2020 18:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6394
Views: 827906

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

https://www.ibtimes.co.in/defence-minis ... =suggested

Will this bring the much need change in our procurement policy ??
by shaun
26 Jul 2020 11:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 627
Views: 156040

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

The unfortunate reality is Arjun or any MII defense system is destined to fail except in the cases there is a serious will in the respect force (like Indian Navy) or in the political leadership. Its good , the forces , albeit Vets coming in support of indigenous equipment. We knew all along there i...
by shaun
26 Jul 2020 03:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 627
Views: 156040

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

"In our armament trials we place overmuch stress on issues that are of marginal imp. For MBT ARJUN ATGM firing through gun has become a make or break issue. Whereas in A-tk engagements gun tube ATGM engagements by tanks will be rare. The KE fired by the gun will be primary mode" https://mo...
by shaun
24 Jul 2020 11:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 627
Views: 156040

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Pic Courtesy Twitter Shwetabh Singh Rajput

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by shaun
23 Jul 2020 00:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 627
Views: 156040

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Coming from Karan@rathorekaran17 "Centurion was better protected. Poona Horse tanks were hit repeatedly without penetration, they continued to fight. Connect this with Arjun MBT Issues. 3. Centurion fires superior anti tank ammunition penetrating Patton at 2000m. Patton 90 mm AP could not pene...
by shaun
19 Jul 2020 13:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 627
Views: 156040

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Coming from Karan@rathorekaran17 "Centurion was better protected. Poona Horse tanks were hit repeatedly without penetration, they continued to fight. Connect this with Arjun MBT Issues. 3. Centurion fires superior anti tank ammunition penetrating Patton at 2000m. Patton 90 mm AP could not penet...
by shaun
06 Jul 2020 20:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 6716
Views: 721205

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

My apologies if posted earlier Retired and hurt PLA veterans could become a force against the Chinese Communist Party regime By Jianli Yang - - Monday, June 29, 2020 ANALYSIS/OPINION: Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian, during a regular press conference on June 22, was asked to confirm t...
by shaun
29 Jun 2020 09:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 6716
Views: 721205

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Our indigenous defence acquisition is in doldrums and no push for private capabilities , biting our government big time in formulating strategies countering chin because war can not be fought with imported weapons against an adversary which have its own huge MIC. Only With pakis having imported weap...
by shaun
23 Jun 2020 16:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 6716
Views: 721205

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

AdityaM wrote:click for a surprise video

https://twitter.com/MjaVinod/status/127 ... 91616?s=20

Ok, so its not ours. please ignore


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by shaun
20 Jun 2020 16:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 6716
Views: 721205

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

That's this guy is beyond redemption nd highly compromised "Through 15 rounds of the Joint Working Group and Experts Group meetings, China has refused to exchange maps with India in which both sides mark their perceptions of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) along the Ladakh and Arunachal Prades...
by shaun
20 Jun 2020 01:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 6716
Views: 721205

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

I guess we need to wait for few weeks ... PM's speech what ever he is telling is in contrast to EAM's telephonic call..

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by shaun
19 Jun 2020 09:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 6716
Views: 721205

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Why this non sense being peddled ?? GOI is quite aware that a large buildup is going on but what it have to do with the latest incidence. ? After lengthy negotiation , we did a huge mistake trusting the chinese to honor the agreed process of disengagement & pull back to points agreed by senior ...
by shaun
19 Jun 2020 09:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 6716
Views: 721205

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

This thing has been developing for over a month now with Chinese troops moving in strength - and everyone saw it. While idiot “analysts” on Twitter were warning us about this in the most vocal possible fashion, GOI was underplaying the whole thing, treating it like an ordinary incursion - which the...
by shaun
09 Jun 2020 01:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5334
Views: 1086819

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

^There is this op-ed in marketwatch on US stock market by a desi guy Nigam Arora. On economists, I quote him: The stock market rallied Friday on stunningly strong May jobs data, which economists got completely backwards There were some flaws in the calculations, but bears shouldn’t take comfort. He...
by shaun
09 Jun 2020 01:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 6716
Views: 721205

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Considering Gobar Times , deterrence might work with Chinese , using both mobilization of assets and it's relevant PR , magnifying it 10 times while GOI can play test matches at the negotiation table. It definitely will give bargaing power to us.
by shaun
09 Jun 2020 00:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7202
Views: 719713

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Sero survey results out, actual infection hundred to two hundred times of the reported numbers. https://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/2020/jun/08/15-30--people-in-many-containment-areas-exposed-to-covid-19-reveals-icmrs-serosurvey-2153893.html Sounds almost too good to be true. Sample size seems ...
by shaun
03 Jun 2020 08:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3245
Views: 933481

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

So IAF have committed to procure altogether 18 squadrons of different variants of LCA as per HVT
by shaun
30 May 2020 23:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 627
Views: 156040

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

anupamd wrote:http://www.indiandefensenews.in/2020/05/india-china-border-row-dont-read-too.html?m=1

This article has a picture of Indian Army transporting Arjun Mk1 MBT near Indo China LAC. If true, this is a good boost for Arjun.

Not truck based transport as mentioned in the article , seems to be photoshopped
by shaun
30 May 2020 15:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4105
Views: 672358

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

Courtesy https://swarajyamag.com/defence/a-phenomenal-pokhran-mission-from-site-selection-to-shaft-sinking Pokhran-II: From Site Selection To Shaft Sinking—A First-Hand Account Of How 113 Engineer Regiment Made 1998 Nuclear Tests Possible by Major General Mrinal Suman - Nov 03, 2018, 11:55 am https:...
by shaun
29 May 2020 22:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4479
Views: 809315

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

My book `2022, India's two front war' (Kindle/ Amazon) talks of exactly this point. Among other things I look at how the Chinese merchant trade can be hit badly, because they are very vulnerable at certain choke-points. It would require more cooperation between friendly navies, but that is happenin...
by shaun
28 May 2020 13:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4479
Views: 809315

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

A word on Chinese BM threat: Conventional BM are NOT war winning weapons. Iranians fired 8-10 BM at American bases. It required a high definition image of the base to even find the damage. Houthis fired numerous BM on Saudi airport. What was the result? BM & CM are glorified 250KG & 900KG b...
by shaun
28 May 2020 13:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4479
Views: 809315

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

For those who fear the long war leading to our defeat, have we considered the effect of the long blockade of sea lines and destruction of the merchant shipping of China in IOA? I mean why we are thinking that our Navy will keep quite in the event of war. We have used it during the Kargil effectivel...
by shaun
28 May 2020 11:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3245
Views: 933481

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

Philip wrote:An historic day,but depressingly not a single trainer delivered so far.....

Sir LCA simulator is one of the best in its class , how you think IAF operationalize squadron so quickly .
by shaun
28 May 2020 11:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4479
Views: 809315

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Army top brass discusses Ladakh situation during commanders conference

https://www.aninews.in/news/national/ge ... 527212035/
by shaun
28 May 2020 11:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4479
Views: 809315

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Camping out in tents in summer is very different from permanent occupation. Yes there is hope that they will move back to their prior positions, or be forced to move back once winter sets in; but in case they don't then it will be difficult to evict them from these places. The first thing we will h...
by shaun
28 May 2020 07:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4479
Views: 809315

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

As I said earlier , numbers have their own value , from Cruse missiles to ballastic missiles , they can overwhelm our defense anyday . Our piece meal orders are better only to counter pakis . China have invested heavily on their MIL industrial complexes and on their defense forces , playing catch-up...
by shaun
27 May 2020 21:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4869
Views: 948875

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

https://www.picxy.com/photo/300417 Rudra helicopter has auxillary fuel tank as standard fit increasing range to 700km and endurance to 4 hours. I think 20 minutes reserve is also there. I vaguely remember the auxillary fuel tank capacity at 300 kg. Can't find accurate data. Quite possible naval Dhr...
by shaun
27 May 2020 21:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4869
Views: 948875

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Bala Vignesh wrote:RaghuK,
Is the front facing blade manually foldable to the rear?? Along with the rest of the rotors??


yes
by shaun
25 May 2020 14:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4479
Views: 809315

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

It's more about the offensive weapon and we don't have sufficient cruise missiles in range and numbers . More over our indigenous UAV and UCAV will take years to materialize . Both cruise missiles and UAV in sufficient numbers is the need of the hour . In the opening shot they will try to knock all ...
by shaun
21 May 2020 00:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7202
Views: 719713

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

^^ Point is that the TMC govt. fudged numbers, but that alone cannot account for vast difference in infection and dead numbers between Mumbai and Kolkata, if comparative population sizes and density are sole criteria. Yes its futile comparing Kolkata and Mumbai based on population density as it's n...
by shaun
16 May 2020 08:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4348
Views: 781649

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

^^^ Because there is something known as history, lineage, customs, nuances when it comes the Services. And especially, the army. Every army swears by its customs and traditions. And that holds good anywhere. Not that I've any issues with converting this Regiment into a full fledged Armored Regiment...
by shaun
14 May 2020 15:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4787
Views: 1131684

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

Vow .. Babaji's twitter handle is now on fire, he mentions that Indian aircraft did penetrate into Paki airspace and now there is lot of IAF AWAC activity on Western front. A 1st class idiot will make such a claim , when the transponders stop transmitting , flightradar24 gives an estimated flight p...
by shaun
12 May 2020 12:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6394
Views: 827906

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

After the ICMT landed in kolkata there is steady increase of testing and numbers of COVID detected with numbers crossing 2K and I guess the ground will be created to blame the incoming migrants for the rise in numbers but the point is According to the railways ministry, a total of 287 trains have re...
by shaun
05 May 2020 10:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4416
Views: 971711

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Comparing the gun stabilization of VT-4 with Arjun Mk1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAgJNbyryrU&feature=youtu.be https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m113yu1vJVg&feature=youtu.be I am assuming that gun stabilisation kit (euphemistically) would be the same across with platform specific tweaks ...
by shaun
03 May 2020 17:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1623
Views: 376936

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

http://therealkashmir.com/jinaza-e-karobar-mechanics-of-funeral-procession-of-militants/ Jinaza-e-Karobar Mechanics of Funeral Procession of Militants 2 May 2020 The news of large crowd joining the funeral procession of three local militants out of five killed in Keran Sector of Kupwara district of ...
by shaun
01 May 2020 13:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4787
Views: 1131684

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

https://luckyaviator.wordpress.com/2020/04/29/behind-the-drag-curve-anecdotes-from-an-aviation-career/ NUMBER EIGHT: “TOUCHING THE SKY WITH GLORY” OR YOU’RE GOING TO GO AND LAND AT 22,000 FT ON A GLACIER! I’ve always enjoyed a challenge but never did I imagine that one day I’d be invited to try my h...
by shaun
01 May 2020 10:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7202
Views: 719713

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Probability of transmission based on wearing masks. Not sure about the veracity of the numbers mentioned but it is very close to what Dr. Ratnadip said in one of the earlier posts. https://scontent-ort2-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/94750505_10163284178570307_6723766659028353024_n.jpg?_nc_cat=1&_nc_s...
by shaun
29 Apr 2020 09:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7202
Views: 719713

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

From https://www.covid19india.org/ the data does not look good, granted it is crowdsourced, but still discouraging news from MH. Even GJ and MP aren't looking too good. It's not crowd sourced but taken from various state covid bulletins with input from ministry of health GOI where the data from sta...

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