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by Rishi_Tri
19 Jul 2017 09:57
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 687240

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

getting L&T and Bharat Forge to make parts for the Dhanush & ATAGS and even parallel production lines is the only way forward if we want to develop pvt sector for defence and MII. just reserving 100% of the malai for fat cat OFB to do as they please is the kind of regressive step that shows...
by Rishi_Tri
18 Jul 2017 12:53
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 687240

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Jay - You are right. Real support Yes. But, perhaps tied up in trials and more trials in controlled situations? Should not we arm regiments with Dhanush .. ATAGS .. others in whatever numbers possible and get field feedback, not in tailored scenarios. Subscribe to the thought of incremental.. field ...
by Rishi_Tri
18 Jul 2017 11:40
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 687240

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

OT but relevant. We seem to have lost focus on supporting home grown products after Parrikar left. He wanted to move on but don't know if something else precipitated it. Non defense example on imports for a program of national importance - we are now importing 85% plus of Solar power equipment from ...
by Rishi_Tri
15 Jul 2017 13:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 728633

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

Great that daily nourishment of LCA news / discussions is back.

Close up of NLCA from AI17. Beauty.

https://twitter.com/RishiTri76/status/8 ... 7614108672
by Rishi_Tri
15 Jul 2017 00:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2235
Views: 409046

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

Should DRDO or any other govt entity even spend time on smaller drones? Shouldn't private sector be given the contracts? Remember seeing pictures in ToI of a few young guns (all of us here too are young guns :)) carrying drones at some Policing Exhibition in Delhi. Dont know if people have been trie...
by Rishi_Tri
13 Jul 2017 13:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3305
Views: 422073

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

First flight in 2024 or 2025! Didnt know that Tejas Mk 2 is already flying. Anyway, if production starts in 20236, that is a leisurely 30 years of design and development. We seem to be taking LCA experience in an entirely different direction i.e., take as much time as possible. Lets hope things are ...
by Rishi_Tri
11 Jul 2017 15:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 728633

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

Want to provide competition to HAL? Ask private party to assemble LCA in addition to HAL. Find this talk of developing local assembly capability only through assembly of foreign fighter very facetious. OT here. Should getting funds for AMCA, Ghatak be difficult given that we are splurging 1000s of c...
by Rishi_Tri
10 Jul 2017 11:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 728633

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

If we have to fight the Single Engined program, so be it. For the sake of indigenous programs and for those who have toiled all these years. Been peppering PM / DM with messages on twitter. If it calls for street protests, we should do it. Tejas needs as many hands on deck as possible, within the pr...
by Rishi_Tri
02 Jul 2017 12:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1050087

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

'Which we will then lose...' Come on! Take a break! If nothing else take inspiration from Kidambis and Sindhus who have beaten the Chinese best at their own game. All they do is drive vehicles across the flat dust pan of Tibet. Engage them in mountain warfare and they shall feel the air or lack of i...
by Rishi_Tri
01 Jul 2017 10:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1050087

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

time is ripe to humiliate and punish china now that their paws are inside the cookie jar. we must not let this opp go to make them lose face. east asia is watching keenly. whatever they have built in encroached areas must be demolished under the glare of NDTV cameras and Hindu reporter flown in for...
by Rishi_Tri
22 Jun 2017 05:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 815409

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Is the dock self propelled? Does it have self defence capability? For vessel this size and capability, acquisition price mentioned seems low.
by Rishi_Tri
22 Jun 2017 04:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 728633

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

Khalsa wrote:Its like a cloud... its taking over all threads... honestly i would not be surprised if it gets a mention in the Arjun thread.

:rotfl: :rotfl:
by Rishi_Tri
08 Jun 2017 19:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4045
Views: 623956

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

From the above article -- "Having designed the helicopter, there is very little else that HAL has on its table, except setting up manufacturing facilities. Even the avionics of the IMRH will be imported," said Vijainder Thakur, a defense analyst and retired Indian Air Force squadron leader...
by Rishi_Tri
05 Jun 2017 22:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: GSLV-Mk III launch program/post-launch analysis
Replies: 424
Views: 58351

Re: GSLV-Mk III launch program/post-launch analysis

Fantastic Fantastic achievement this. In post launch credits on telecast on DD, almost all scientists said native design, materials, manufacture, execution. True Made in India. Its been a long journey from Glavkosmos, sanctions. Recall reading interview of some French scientist years ago.. who said....
by Rishi_Tri
31 May 2017 23:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3018
Views: 416424

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

If wreckage is scattered in that big area, can we rule out mid air disintegration of the plane. From the few air crash investigation episodes I saw, when the plane is shot down, the wreckage will be scattered across large area. Not suggesting that, need wait till black box is analyzed. Cannot be ru...
by Rishi_Tri
29 May 2017 21:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4045
Views: 623956

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/nation/indigenous-black-boxes-for-mi-17s/407714.html Indigenous black boxes for Mi-17s The Air Force’s Russian built Mi-17 helicopters will soon be equipped with indigenously developed electronic black boxes in place of the existing older technology. These helicopte...
by Rishi_Tri
26 May 2017 19:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3018
Views: 416424

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

Any chance Chinese bringing down SU-30 ? It is highly possible. Anything is possible but highly unlikely. Doimara in Bhalukpong being given as the location where wreckage has been located in almost Assam. If it is Chinese shoot down must have a SAM with range of 100 km .. extremely accurate. More l...
by Rishi_Tri
23 May 2017 23:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 728633

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

I understand even in intense wars like 1971 or nowdays in Syria, average sorties an aircraft undertakes is 1 to 2 only per day. Though not right comparison but even in Indian commercial aviation, DGCA says Pilots can do up to 3 landings on domestic flights everyday. 1 or 2 sounds low for a war scen...
by Rishi_Tri
23 May 2017 23:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3206
Views: 466602

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Bheeshma wrote:Bunkers were being done 15-20 years back when musharaff came crawling for ceasefire . The mehran base like attacks are what is missing.


++ Acknowledge.

Meant that Bunker Busting was good enough for that time. Hope that the path and time to The base wont be too long, if need be.
by Rishi_Tri
23 May 2017 22:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3206
Views: 466602

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

+108 Ultraviolence & 10X overmatch are the only languages Pakis understand. The brutality should be so painful that they wince when even thinking about it ++ that.. Think its time to move beyond destroying bunkers along LoC. Bunkers are as expendable among assets as they can be. Time to strike ...
by Rishi_Tri
23 May 2017 18:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3206
Views: 466602

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Indian Army Conducts Counterstrikes Against Pakistani Posts Along The Line Of Control By Saurav Jha - May 23, 2017 http://www.delhidefencereview.com/2017/05/23/indian-army-conducts-counterstrikes-against-pakistani-posts-along-the-line-of-control/ The Indian Army (IA) in an official statement has co...
by Rishi_Tri
18 May 2017 14:44
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 687240

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

I'm a bit peeved at this celebratory mood on twitter by all defense bloggers about the first two M777s arriving and also some patronising headlines by news websites. Didn't see such jubilation for Dhanush or ATAGS. What can I say, I'm still just a desi khadi lover. Right On. Another illustrious cha...
by Rishi_Tri
05 May 2017 18:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3807
Views: 758009

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

GSLV becomes the next PSLV. Wonder what shall happen to it?

Anyway, congrats to all. DD had begun playing images around 5:20 pm. Guess the launch was kept so as our mandarins wanted to play the first visuals in front of videshi netas, which Mr Kiran Kumar did.

Now wait for GSLV MkIII.
by Rishi_Tri
02 May 2017 00:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2499
Views: 457565

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Guys, I don't know about you, but its one thing not to be able to respond to TSP's brazen provocations, but I am sick and tired of BJP spokesman harp on the following to points, laughable were it not tragic: 1. That TSP is isolated. Are these BJP spokesman smoking some high octane delusional hashis...
by Rishi_Tri
18 Apr 2017 22:39
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5482
Views: 450754

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Its good that Udan services are being planned for new destinations across the country. But dont quite agree with how we are trying to go about i.e., without seriously upgrading the facilities at those airports. Had we channeled even 5k-10k over one to two years in upgrading / creating new facilities...
by Rishi_Tri
18 Apr 2017 22:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 728633

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

Any recent news, photos of SP 4, SP 5 etc.? Things seem to be a little quite.

Been sending tweets regularly to our PM, PMO on need to go full throttle with LCA (vis a vis imports) besides other programs. Given that GoI does read tweets, think they have some food for thought. :)
by Rishi_Tri
16 Apr 2017 08:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3807
Views: 758009

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

GSLV Mk 2 launch scheduled for May 5th when GSLV 09 will boost GSAT-9 aka South Asia Satellite into Geo Stationary Orbit: ISRO to launch South Asia Satellite on 5 May, Pakistan not on board Sadly no mention of a launch date for the GSLV Mk-III aka LVM3 in the article :( Been looking forward to Mk I...
by Rishi_Tri
14 Apr 2017 03:37
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 594835

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

1000 years of moral and mental servitude is not going to disappear so soon. Perhaps going to take a generation more. I say - lets call for all defence imports to be stopped. You find capability in India and build whatever you want. But no imports. All the talk of holes here holes there has been prop...
by Rishi_Tri
11 Apr 2017 11:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 1748
Views: 138165

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

NRao wrote:Vishal to receive EMALS and AAG. Done deal.

General Atomics receives export approval for EMALS+AAG to the Indian Navy


Now, only if we have ambition to plan for staggered - by two to three years - production of three to four (in time for Vikramaditya to retire) of these types.
by Rishi_Tri
07 Apr 2017 03:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4045
Views: 623956

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Putin ji nods his head! Huh. The junta (pun intended) who shall go there for Ka 226 training shall be elated (read as tax payer sponsored sojourn), as those who shall unscrupulously divert spares to Iran shall be rubbing their palms (pun intended) in delight etc. But I have faith in our bureaucracy ...
by Rishi_Tri
02 Apr 2017 18:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 1748
Views: 138165

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

Agree on the numerical part. But qualitative edge is still there. Anyways. Think that, given the length of India's coastline, our proximity to major global trade / oil routes, the nature of our adversaries, and likely help adversaries could get we should have five carrier groups. Two to guard the we...
by Rishi_Tri
02 Apr 2017 12:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 1748
Views: 138165

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

http://www.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/china-s-2nd-aircraft-carrier-coming-this-month-india-loses-edge-117040100987_1.html Half baked Indian capabilities considered lesser than half baked Chinese capabilities. Was not able to find solid reason why 'India Loses Edge'. The gentleman ...
by Rishi_Tri
31 Mar 2017 09:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4458
Views: 481130

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

What might this be? Some testing going on over skies of Bangalore. Picked it up late night on FlightRadar.

https://twitter.com/RishiTri76/status/8 ... 0066312192
by Rishi_Tri
29 Mar 2017 02:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4045
Views: 623956

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Austin wrote:HAL finalises major plan to manufacture 1000 military helicopters and over 100 planes

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/art ... 839082.cms


Interesting report this. Does not mention LUH. Might be convenient or accidental omission.
by Rishi_Tri
12 Mar 2017 14:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 728633

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

Good number of Ambassador / Padmini generation has blazing confidence and fierce independence emanating from memories or stories of pre independence. Yes, for those on payrolls of Brit masters - armed services were always them - all phoren was fantastic. LCA for all practical purposes is by Ambassad...
by Rishi_Tri
28 Feb 2017 15:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 728633

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

Tejas cockpit - pic.twitter.com/IBx67fnu8d - is smart balance of form and function.

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