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by Barath
09 Apr 2019 20:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1756
Views: 331438

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Check the link posted above [re Kuznetsov repair] Austin thanks for the links. - Just to point out : my russian link is newer than any of your links (4 April 2019/5 days ago). You may have to google translate on it. I think these are ultimately from a Russian Military source telling the Izvestiya t...
by Barath
09 Apr 2019 20:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1756
Views: 331438

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Isn't that their old strategy since Soviet days? To target CVNs using backfires, bears, blackjacks and supersonic AShM. Wonder why did they even bother to build carriers, given their huge number of submarines as well. Soviet Naval Officer Maxim Tokarev gave a very interesting perspective "Kami...
by Barath
09 Apr 2019 15:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1756
Views: 331438

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

As per Montreux Convention carriers are not allowed to cross the straits and renaming to Air Capable Cruiser by SU. But now Kuz Misssile is being removed to make extra space for Aircraft in Hanger and they will use it the same way that IN uses for fleet AD and ASW cover for Ships and Submarines. Yo...
by Barath
09 Apr 2019 14:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 941
Views: 254348

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

@ Karan M, @negi If you had to standardize artillery for improved logistics/flexibility/training/cost efficiencies, what would you propose ? Obviously under pressure of lack of artillery procurement movement, one had to abandon standardization...but now that procurement is moving one can perhaps dre...
by Barath
30 Mar 2019 12:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 616
Views: 82531

Re: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?

Rupee-Ruble trade is a very positive thing not just limited to Defence purchase but even for general trade. We used to have Rupee-Ruble trade back then with SU and our two way trade was very high. Using USD or for that matter any intermediate currency is a big bottle neck considering India and Russ...
by Barath
27 Mar 2019 17:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 869
Views: 126404

Re: Indian ASAT test

India is still treating this issue as a terrorist thing, different from a military issue. Hence the MEA. It doesn't make sense to. While Pakistan has launched remote sensing satellites on Chinese rockets, the justification for satellites tends to be a far cry from the local terror sensing informati...
by Barath
27 Mar 2019 17:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 869
Views: 126404

Re: Indian ASAT test

Why is the foreign ministry putting out FAQs? Shouldn't this be Defence Ministry (security) putting it out ? Or PMO ? (The Department of Space is under PM's office) Is the foreign ministry involvement part of a bigger diplomatic push/outreach ? Is it a pointer that any foreign pushback envisaged ? N...
by Barath
16 Mar 2019 21:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4242
Views: 981000

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

Pardon my ignorance, but I thought satellites, if they are launched at multiple orbits, would be launched at increasing altitudes. But per the report above, the highest altitude launch happens first and the 3rd orbit is the lowest one. I think it depends. PSLV 4th stage can be restarted and maneouv...
by Barath
08 Mar 2019 14:41
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 866265

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

A 1000lb bomb doesn't have a 1000lbs of explosives Quite aware of that. However, This was a 2000lb bomb = 1000 kg bomb. And we were talking about thermobaric bombs, And thermobaric weapons are not heavily armored, no have thick casings (it prevents them from working as designed), nor are they meant...
by Barath
07 Mar 2019 17:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2788
Views: 670717

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

We would rather lease or build Yasen class SSN with VLS capability India already requested that and Russian navy already rejected it. They do not have sufficient capacity or a number of Yasens for themselves., especially once all those soviet era subs come due for scrap or deep modernization. Russi...
by Barath
07 Mar 2019 16:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion
Replies: 1524
Views: 121560

Re: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion

BTW out of sheer curiosity, what would be the feasibility of trying to get something like this as a Vishaal? Just wondering? Lease it perhaps? Buy 60 super hornets and ensure local production of the 414? The US if our new Chum esp for the Navy it seems... https://www.google.com/amp/s/taskandpurpose...
by Barath
07 Mar 2019 14:18
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 866265

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

[ 3) India is one of a few nations that have thermobaric weapons. Such weapons suck the surrounding air/oxygen and occupants die of collapsed organs - mostly the lungs. They may or may not do damage to surrounding structures . Mr Rao, given that thermobaric weapons have higher blast effect than reg...
by Barath
06 Mar 2019 17:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1503
Views: 247596

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

Why are we paying $3 billion dollars for a ten year lease of a nuke sub? We should be buying it not leasing for that kind of money. I suspect our own 6 SSN program is based on this one. There could be a simultaneous equipping of the incomplete hull in Russia and probably a brand new one here. I hop...
by Barath
06 Mar 2019 16:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1503
Views: 247596

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

>>The work requires a complete build-up and activation of the nuclear reactor that powers it and the fitment of a large number of unspecified Indian original systems for communication and domain area awareness. This means we find our stuff on our KILOs to be better than what we got from the Russkie...
by Barath
05 Mar 2019 15:52
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 866265

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

he has learnt from the putin and trump playbook. Much older playbook than that. Reagan cultivated this "Mad Bomber" image towards the end of the Cold War and got the Soviet Union to bankrupt itself by trying and failing to match US defence spending. Reagan had two phases in his presidency...
by Barath
28 Feb 2019 02:16
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 866265

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

short range of Mig 29 (as in past) was not a M2k problem. I think within the covers where M2K scores (speculation alert) 1. Reliability (as you mentioned) with machine. With over 90% availability, training, mission planning etc. all gets better. 2.Relability with armament (the AA will work every ti...
by Barath
27 Feb 2019 17:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1503
Views: 247596

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

Philip, last I heard there were challenges finalizing a deal with Russia to repair the Chakra II or arrange for extension of lease and Chakra III [substantially because CAATSA made any financial agreement and payment problematical] Do you have any link to say that Chakra II is repaired ? I guess esc...
by Barath
27 Feb 2019 16:09
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 187025

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

the real travesty is we allow an MiG21 air base to function in a hot zone as Srinagar AB. Habal - Srinagar is in a high risk area; it is well within reach of Pakistani weapons. Given that we have a mix of airframes, it makes sense that some lower end airframes will be in a high risk area. You do no...
by Barath
26 Feb 2019 16:12
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 187025

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes Pakistan along with Ground Assault

One of the locals has tweeted this: https://twitter.com/gypsy_heart6/status/1100315978183909377 "So a friend from the area has confirmed that madressa Taleem-ul-Quran (it’s board says run by Hazrat Maulana Masood Azhar) at Mansehra (Balakot) was hit, & there are ~10 ambulances around. But ...
by Barath
25 Feb 2019 11:36
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 688
Views: 168353

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Vasu, I do not understand. What risk of the AMCA wing are you concerned about (and why) and how are you trying to determine and mitigate that? If it is drag, then the wing alone is not the contributor, how and where the wings are placed etc are important - Mk 2 has it placed differently and on a wid...
by Barath
21 Feb 2019 20:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2788
Views: 670717

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

It might not make too much sense to buy all 50+ as funding is an issue, it can undermine the Make in India upcoming RFP, and the US Navy can use some by rotation or as their FFGs start to come on board. But I do think there is an opportunity for india and a possible sweet spot for a buy (price vs nu...
by Barath
21 Feb 2019 19:42
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3909
Views: 983623

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

1500 sorties completed by 45. Roughly translates to more or less 1000 hours of flying time in Tejas over 2 years. I do not have a yardstick in terms of hours that are usually put on a airframe in IAF - maybe knowledgeable members can shed some light on this. Mr Nair, Su MKI has a service life of 60...
by Barath
21 Feb 2019 19:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2788
Views: 670717

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

https://www.navytimes.com/news/your-navy/2019/02/05/watchdog-navy-bought-too-many-helicopters/ Looks like the US Navy has bought too many naval helicopters (58 extra MH60R and MH60S) and is paying millions to store it. This is the same airframe that India has attempted to buy in the past (though the...

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