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by MN Kumar
27 Mar 2013 19:35
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 5409
Views: 190339

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Are there any good video's of old Yakhont launch?
For me Brahmos with its top cap from day one looked compatible for a sub launch. May be the cap is protecting the air inlet but it's just my assumption.
by MN Kumar
21 Mar 2013 21:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012
Replies: 4239
Views: 141273

Re: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012

Saw a Mirage yesterday afternoon on a landing approach at HAL a/p with landing gear down. Suddenly pulled up, turned and went out of sight. Looked like an aborted landing. Might have come back later.
by MN Kumar
21 Mar 2013 16:37
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 5409
Views: 190339

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Remember this is a the second underwater missile after Sagarika in India's arsenal. And what was the range that was specified for Brahmos test last year, iirc around 500KM. Doesnt it easily fit inside Arihant? I am not convinced that you can test a system without a platform to hold it. The platform ...
by MN Kumar
10 Mar 2013 20:53
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4022
Views: 174273

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

how many mech/aero depts in India incl IITs have a working few jet engines (lets say hawk/gnat size engines) and the ability and instrumentation to completely test them and tinker around with mods on them with manufacturer support as a teaching tool? my guess is NONE and the situation is unlikely t...
by MN Kumar
20 Feb 2013 17:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 4264
Views: 149715

Re: LCA News and Discussions

LCA cockpit video during AeroIndia 2013

[youtube]1eThatTQcSU#![/youtube]
by MN Kumar
20 Feb 2013 17:45
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2013
Replies: 651
Views: 25008

Re: Aero India 2013

LCA cockpit video during AeroIndia 2013

[youtube]1eThatTQcSU#![/youtube]
by MN Kumar
12 Feb 2013 18:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012
Replies: 4239
Views: 141273

Re: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012

MiG-27 crashes, pilot safe A MiG-27 aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed in Rajasthan’s Barmer district on Tuesday, but the pilot ejected safely. The aircraft was on a routine training sortie when it crashed near Allawani Ki Dhani after taking off from Uttarlai airbase, defence spokesperson S.D...
by MN Kumar
12 Feb 2013 18:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2805
Views: 439204

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Italian defence firm head held for India bribes, probe ordered ROME/NEW DELHI: Italian police arrested the chief executive of aerospace and defence giant Finmeccanica on Tuesday for corruption and embezzlement in relation to alleged bribes given to the Indian government, Italian media reported. Giu...
by MN Kumar
11 Feb 2013 14:50
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2013
Replies: 651
Views: 25008

Re: Aero India 2013

Few from me: http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8093/8464771768_b9c897ec90.jpg http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8531/8464774792_e936b7977c.jpg http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8097/8463677471_a9f4de6648.jpg http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8249/8464771746_05058cef76.jpg
by MN Kumar
04 Feb 2013 19:53
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2013
Replies: 651
Views: 25008

Re: Aero India 2013

Singha wrote:what rockets are the MAN and Tata trucks carrying?


David's sling and Spyder.
by MN Kumar
04 Feb 2013 19:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012
Replies: 4239
Views: 141273

Re: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012

There was a Fennec buzzing around this evening. Must have come for the AI-13. Looked in dark colors.
by MN Kumar
17 Dec 2012 17:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 579077

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

This is a mockup and this is a old news probably few months old. I read it in a regional daily about the trials but couldnt find an online link that time to post. They even carried a small version of the same picture in the print. Now I found this on mil photos site.
by MN Kumar
16 Dec 2012 17:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 579077

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

GSLV Mk3 mockup:

Image
by MN Kumar
15 Dec 2012 22:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012
Replies: 4239
Views: 141273

Re: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012

Saw an LCA this morning while it was coming in to land. It was carrying one LGB on the left wing. Could'nt verify if it was carrying Lighting too though.
by MN Kumar
08 Dec 2012 20:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012
Replies: 4239
Views: 141273

Re: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012

@rohitvats, answering your questions one by one... While AWACS and long range AAMs are a buzz-word these days - how will the fighters fare at this altitude? IAF fighters taking off from virtual sea-level and PLAAF taking from 10K+ feet airbases. Leh and other high-alt bases apart, the IAF has a def...
by MN Kumar
15 Nov 2012 11:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012
Replies: 4239
Views: 141273

Re: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012

Defending Indian Skies against the Chinese Air Force
By Air Commodore Ramesh Phadke

Little dated but the people who matter do study their threat levels. With much better information sources surely they know more than us.
by MN Kumar
14 Nov 2012 18:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread
Replies: 4001
Views: 638756

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread

@year 2022 - Assumption : China has reasonably developed J 20 and J 31 and inducted a few squadrons (they are good in manufacturing and inducting in large numbers ) and provided 1 squadron each of J 20 and J 31 to Pakistan. Now how is it going to affect the deep strike capability of Rafale and Sukh...
by MN Kumar
09 Nov 2012 00:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Siachen News & Discussion
Replies: 2945
Views: 178362

Re: Siachen News & Discussion

Oh make no mistake here. Musharraf took power to save pakistan and he is a patriotic Pakistani. All military men are patriots and that is why the take reins of their country (whenever possible) to guide it towards better future. They know language of power from barrel and you can not run country wi...
by MN Kumar
02 Nov 2012 18:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012
Replies: 4239
Views: 141273

Re: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012

This was posted on LCA facebook page:

LEH Operations: Tejas has been flown successfully in extreme conditions in the rarefied heights of Leh at −28° C.


Note: This was during the high alt testing some time back.
by MN Kumar
29 Oct 2012 16:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Siachen News & Discussion
Replies: 2945
Views: 178362

Re: Siachen News & Discussion

Two nations & a glacier~I Beyond Siachen’s ‘Strategic Ego’ By Abhijit Bhattacharyya FIRST thing first; let us note the views on Siachen expressed by two retired soldiers-turned-scholars; a Major-General and a Lieutenant-General. The former finds Siachen to be a “buffer certainly, but strategica...
by MN Kumar
08 Oct 2012 16:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3003
Views: 261823

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

The officer getting off form sleep during the initial part of the video looks like Flight Lieutenant K Nachiketa of the Kargil fame. He was with the transport fleet.
An old article in The Tribune
by MN Kumar
20 Sep 2012 18:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4358
Views: 147545

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Below are the dimensions for the three from Wiki: ----------Klub--------------Nirbhay----------Sagarika Length----8.22m to 6.2m----6 m-------------10m Dia-------0.533m-----------0.52m-----------0.74m Weight---1,300kg-2300kg---1,000kg---------17t Looks like Nirbhay sits pretty well between theKlub an...
by MN Kumar
17 Sep 2012 19:34
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2950
Views: 275718

Re: Indian Roads Thread

Nowadays, people think Chennai to Bengaluru or Tirchi can be done non stop. Indeed it can. There is nothing technically that stops you from doing so. The tyres are designed for continous rating for a given speed and so are the car's engines and systems (engines, brakes etc). What makes you stop and...
by MN Kumar
28 Aug 2012 12:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 145034

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

Man who desecrated Amar Jawan memorial arrested Mumbai: More than 15 days after a man was photographed desecrating the Amar Jawan Smarak at Mumbai's CST station, he has finally been identified and arrested. Hope they teach him a good lesson in custody. Wait for some time and you can see him being m...
by MN Kumar
23 Aug 2012 13:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2881
Views: 554196

Re: AEW&C News & Discussion

suryag wrote:Lots of pics of the AEW&C bird which landed yesterday night in bengaluru
http://tarmak007.blogspot.com/2012/08/prying-plane-makes-quiet-touchdown-at.html


I saw this around 10 PM flying overhead around Marathahalli.
by MN Kumar
22 Aug 2012 14:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2406
Views: 369168

Re: CT and COIN operations in India: News, Images and Discus

I was watching a show on COBRA's on a regional channel and was surprised to see them equipped with Tavor 21's. Google gave some links. Seems they have been suing them since more than a year: CRPF TO GET TAVOR GUNS ‘TO COMBAT MILITANCY’ CRPF on modernisation drive: DGP Couple of videos: Zo2N7G7fsy4 4...
by MN Kumar
21 Aug 2012 19:10
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 5409
Views: 190339

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

I guess this is where the Mini Brahmos comes in. Remember they were planning to develop a smaller version that can be carried by Mig 29.
by MN Kumar
16 Aug 2012 19:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4358
Views: 147545

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Couldnt find an appropriate thread for this: INS: Indian Nuclear Service by Bharat Karnad The Task Force on National Security, chaired by Naresh Chandra, the all-purpose bureaucrat, had an open-ended brief. The one area, however, the Task Force was expressly told to keep off by the National Security...
by MN Kumar
13 Aug 2012 20:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
Replies: 4313
Views: 223101

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

India absent at Euro-Science festival India is markedly absent in Europe’s largest science conference notwithstanding early discussions between Irish and Indian officials to have a special session showcasing India’s plan to use thorium reserve to generate nuclear power in the long run. The reason b...
by MN Kumar
13 Aug 2012 19:56
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 5409
Views: 190339

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Pvt firms may get nod to make subs Larsen and Tubro (L&T) is believed to be the front runner after it proved its worth with the Arihant programme in which it successfully made the hull of the first nuclear-powered submarine “INS Arihant”. L&T yard in Gujarat is understood to have made the s...
by MN Kumar
10 Aug 2012 12:38
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 5409
Views: 190339

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Singha wrote:wow stealth housing for anchors..which ship sir?

That looks like the bottom of the takeoff ramp an a/c.
by MN Kumar
08 Aug 2012 20:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion
Replies: 1904
Views: 370036

Re: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion

Rebuttal to Manoj Joshi's hatchet job on BMD. 'The Indian missile shield: nothing to be baffled about' by Mihir Shah http://ibnlive.in.com/blogs/sauravjha/2976/63777/guest-post-2-the-indian-missile-shield-nothing-to-be-baffled-about-by-mihir-shah.html from the above article, Acknowledgements: Mihir...
by MN Kumar
08 Aug 2012 18:43
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3784
Views: 388596

Re: Indian Autos Thread

I removed the sunscreen on my car. Its not comfortable during light when the light falls on your rear view mirror. Are there any good transparent films that reduce incoming reflections? Rear view mirrors have the flip up tab that you are supposed to use in the night to reduce the reflected glare fr...
by MN Kumar
08 Aug 2012 16:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4358
Views: 147545

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Scientific Adviser to the Defence Minister of India, Dr. V.K. Saraswat checks out the Cannon Launched Guided Missile [Projectile] currently under development at the DRDO https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-3nCNFDIlg4A/T4eJYRSJgwI/AAAAAAAAC0o/aJxlRBnDwIo/s720/Cannon-Launched-Guided-Missile-DRDO.jpg Ne...
by MN Kumar
07 Aug 2012 17:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3784
Views: 388596

Re: Indian Autos Thread

I removed the sunscreen on my car. Its not comfortable during light when the light falls on your rear view mirror. Are there any good transparent films that reduce incoming reflections?
by MN Kumar
07 Aug 2012 15:31
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 5409
Views: 190339

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

The Delhi class were supposed to get upgraded new Uran's as per BR page. http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/NAVY/Ships/Active/182-Delhi-Class.html The Delhi Class will be retrofitted with the GLONASS-steered, land-attack 3M24E1 Uranium AShM at a later date. The 3M24E1 AShM - export variant of the 3M24M1 ...
by MN Kumar
06 Aug 2012 22:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4216
Views: 745323

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

Quite agree with u @sanjaykumar.... in the 1950's anything which was of hopeless quality was called 'japani' and now we know what does japani mean...!! Mr Menon, u will be surprised to know that chinese manufacture three qualities of any product... depending on where it has to be exported to... U c...
by MN Kumar
06 Aug 2012 12:57
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: The 2012 Olympics Thread
Replies: 1904
Views: 58935

Re: The 2012 Olympics Thread

1 Saina or Sindhu cannot turn the tide against 3-4 world class cheen players and they will continue to have a strong pipeline of threats. we need to do what the Jamaicans did and the US/USSR did in WW2 = build scale. rewind back a few yrs and what was jamaica - Merlene ottey. for a long time she fo...
by MN Kumar
28 Jul 2012 21:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Main Site Feedback
Replies: 471
Views: 76878

Re: BR Main Site Feedback

BR homepage is not accessible. Getting the below error: ERROR The requested URL could not be retrieved While trying to retrieve the URL: http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/ The following error was encountered: Unable to forward this request at this time. This request could not be forwarded to the origin ...
by MN Kumar
22 Jul 2012 14:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012
Replies: 4239
Views: 141273

Re: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012

Here we go AGAIN! Express exclusive: Air Force plans, projects leaked Former chief of the IAF Air Chief Marshal (retd) S Krishnaswamy described the leak as “outrageous”. “This (the contents of the document) is the entire Air Force. Every department of the Air Force is here (in the document). By loo...

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