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by bhavani
08 Nov 2011 22:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3157
Views: 610902

Re: AEW&C News & Discussion

For the extra two AWACS, why do we need to go for IL-76 based solution. Cant we just for the G550 based Israeli solution. It should decrease the time of delivery. G550 has a pretty good range.
by bhavani
08 Oct 2011 04:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 4004
Views: 825668

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Rahul Sir,

Recently i was counting the number of choppers in PA and IA. PA operates quite a bit number of Mi-17, SA-330 Puma, Bell 412 and UH-1. The total is around 400

It also fielded the Mi-17 upgraded version before us. They were purchased by Unkle and given to Pakis in flowers.
by bhavani
09 Aug 2011 18:35
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 2010)
Replies: 4994
Views: 266019

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 20

Dileep, I understand that selling gold in family is not easy. But it is the last resort. personal Example: When my grand mom became sick my dad had to sell all the gold including my moms to finance the cancer treatment. This was in 1980's. SOme of that gold was bought in 60's and 70's at negligible ...
by bhavani
02 Apr 2011 22:20
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: The Cricket World Cup Thread
Replies: 8256
Views: 297742

Re: The Cricket Thread

yipeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee,

Lungi dance, RPG Fire, Ak Fire
by bhavani
30 Mar 2011 21:41
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: The Cricket World Cup Thread
Replies: 8256
Views: 297742

Re: The Cricket Thread

india will lose onlee
by bhavani
30 Mar 2011 21:12
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: The Cricket World Cup Thread
Replies: 8256
Views: 297742

Re: The Cricket Thread

We will loose onlee, baki is running amok across our lines.
by bhavani
13 Mar 2011 19:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Telangana Monitor
Replies: 5661
Views: 313928

Re: Telangana Monitor

In this whole telangana issue, one thing i really dont understand is why is the central governement dragging this whole thing for so long. The more they drag this issue, the more fragile the whole area will become. Somebody should ask our PM sonia gandhi to take some action.
by bhavani
27 Feb 2011 22:35
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: The Cricket World Cup Thread
Replies: 8256
Views: 297742

Re: The Cricket Thread

I think we exposed our major weakness. Bowling is very weak. we sorely miss a world class fast bowler. Munna is looking very bad and zaheer is giving away too many runs. At this rate we cant even defend 350.
by bhavani
03 Feb 2011 05:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 936913

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Guys, i have a question guys regarding the Talwar class. If one looks at the vertical missile tubes and RBu launchers there is a lot of empty space between the RBU tubes and the Deck. Is there a possibility that later the RBU tubes can be removed a 40 round vertical Mag can be place here. Why does I...
by bhavani
15 Jan 2011 05:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Telangana Monitor
Replies: 5661
Views: 313928

Re: Telangana Monitor

Soon after 2004 elections I had ridiculed CBN's empahsis on Hyd and neglecting the rural which led to his displacement. The image about him was he was callous about the farmer suicides and led to disenchantment. I called that Naidunomics. I think he has learned the lesson and the state and country ...
by bhavani
10 Dec 2010 06:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 3953
Views: 879146

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

High resolution pics of A2P-01 http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_5sP7XwykNSM/TQENGImNj7I/AAAAAAAAC48/7rwKGFAOVfQ/s1600/A2+Prime+Photo+by+Karan.jpg A2P looks neat, but it is no way an Agni-2, SDRE Indians have a new missile and they have named it Agni-2AT in a sneaky manner. The missile is a new one and the...
by bhavani
07 Dec 2010 23:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3918
Views: 595105

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

When ever somebody talks of Arjun and T-90 everybody talks of Arjun's weight. I don't think it is that heavy. Even the latest Chini ones are nearly that heavy. All of this talk of super light tanks makes me dizzy. 1. Can one of these things stand up to hordes of chini, russian, and paki ATGM's? The ...
by bhavani
19 Nov 2010 06:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 4004
Views: 825668

Re: Indian Military Aviation

I dont under why lot of us are trying to fault Russia, China or US. Every one is out there making money. What stopped us from buying S-300, S-400 or Patroit etc. China is going to sell everthing it can to Pakistani. It laid its hand on a lot Russian scientists and engineers and we never cared for an...
by bhavani
14 Aug 2010 22:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3957
Views: 851171

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

If I was a chinese general I would recommend to my government that this is the perfect time to attack India. The airforce is depleted and in the beginning of significant upgrade in capability, army is short of modern artillery, navy is yet to receive the the two carriers ordered. awacs, transport p...
by bhavani
04 Jun 2010 23:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 705842

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2

to me Akula is the prettiest looking SSN design till date. flowing combo of form and function like a luxury car. Akula is a very good design, they should have removed the last remaining drain holes from the design. i hope our Arihant has no drain holes. Arihant has the looks of a pretty big sub. Is...
by bhavani
04 Jun 2010 03:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-Israel: News and Discussion
Replies: 2533
Views: 263948

Re: Indo-Israel: News and Discussion

I agree Sanjay, The left in US and Oorope are big supporters of palestine and heavily believe this whole talk of Israelis being bad and the perpetrators of crime on palestinians. Recently a school in Ukistan asked the jewish students to leave in order to not to offend the students from the religion ...
by bhavani
03 Jun 2010 23:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-Israel: News and Discussion
Replies: 2533
Views: 263948

Re: Indo-Israel: News and Discussion

Why are the Ukstanis and oorepeans suddenly so pro Paki and pro-palestine. Dont these oorpeans have anything better to do? these are guys are ganging up on Israel. The one secular country populated by the religion of peace is showing its true colors.
by bhavani
03 Jun 2010 19:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 705842

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2

even delta class has it http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6d/Delta-III_class_nuclear-powered_ballistic_missle_submarine_2.jpg typhoon does not http://www.military-today.com/navy/typhoon_class.jpg borei does not http://www.military-today.com/navy/borei_class.jpg vanguard does not http:...
by bhavani
02 Jun 2010 22:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 705842

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2

Singha sir, I agree it looks a bit similar to the yankee class. The yankee had a displacement of 7500 tons. The yankee notch 667AT yankee notch was a modification of original to fire the SS-N-21 and SS-N-24 cruise missiles. http://www.fas.org/nuke/guide/russia/slbm/yankee_DNSC8704342_JPG.jpg http://...
by bhavani
01 Jun 2010 01:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: C-17s for the IAF?
Replies: 3924
Views: 408581

Re: C-17s for the IAF?

This is Day time robbery, 5.8 billion for 10 cargo planes and that too with out GPS and other Aids. so 5.8 billion does not buy 10 fully equipped C-17's. :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: It costs 25 million an year to maintain 90% operational readiness as a part of globemaster sustainment program. WHen i pos...
by bhavani
31 May 2010 19:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 2010)
Replies: 3870
Views: 328605

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 201

commodity prices will go down, but a complete meltdown of westernn financial system is going to play havoc to some extent with our stock markets. A List of things that might happen in India if a complete meltdown takes place: 1. Our IT industry will probably slow down. It will effect the hiring of f...
by bhavani
31 May 2010 04:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Global Economy
Replies: 2337
Views: 441638

Re: Global Economy

http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2010/may/30/euro-spain-credit-downgrade Credit rating of spain is down graded. Markets will probably tuimble on tuesday in US. Contagion seems to be spreading. Italy's rating will probably take a cut soon. When will they Ukstan's rating. This century is turning out...
by bhavani
13 May 2010 22:06
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (Jan 1 2010)
Replies: 2858
Views: 338745

Re: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (Jan 1 2010)

A simple thought should indicate this. A person making 80K in St Louis can afford all of the following things and have disposable income to spare: - A Honda Accord sized car - Furniture that costs a few thousand dollars - A two bedroom house (bought, not rented) - they're even cheaper now! - A 42&q...
by bhavani
11 May 2010 19:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: C-17s for the IAF?
Replies: 3924
Views: 408581

Re: C-17s for the IAF?

First things first the cost of C-17 including spares is listed in these links. http://www.defencetalk.com/india-requests-c-17-globemaster-iii-aircraft-25970/ http://www.stratpost.com/c-17-sale-to-india-steps-forward The estimated cost of sale is 5.8 billion and not 2 odd billion. Regarding the proce...
by bhavani
11 May 2010 05:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: C-17s for the IAF?
Replies: 3924
Views: 408581

Re: C-17s for the IAF?

Why is every purchase from US a scandal while purchase from Russia is gilt edged? Why the same broken record every time? It is not about whining about every purchase from US. nobody complained when M777 was acquired or C-130 J was acquired. MRCA contract is pending for 6 years and is still in works...
by bhavani
10 May 2010 22:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: C-17s for the IAF?
Replies: 3924
Views: 408581

Re: C-17s for the IAF?

Is there any information - public or chaiwala that the C-17 is being bought to transport tanks? I suspect that tank transport is a capability that the IAF will use in less than 0.01% of the sorties flown by C-17s. I think that was the reason we are acquiring C-17's and there were debates on dimensi...
by bhavani
10 May 2010 21:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: C-17s for the IAF?
Replies: 3924
Views: 408581

Re: C-17s for the IAF?

Also, India's doing a flex-muscle-cum-extend-friendly-hand thing - peacekeeping plus relief operations, much of it PR - and will be doing more (we'll have to get in Afghanistan once the US jumps ship, I think), and having good haulage capacity isn't a bad thing at all. Not nice that funds are being...
by bhavani
10 May 2010 20:20
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (Jan 1 2010)
Replies: 2858
Views: 338745

Re: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (Jan 1 2010)

http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2010 ... -ravi-ruia Billions pour in for India's insulated superclass This article shows nothing but frustration of the Ukstanis. He talks that foregin companies cant do business in India. He does not say in what way they are better. I think our reply should be to...
by bhavani
09 May 2010 06:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: C-17s for the IAF?
Replies: 3924
Views: 408581

Re: C-17s for the IAF?

C-17's being shoved down the throat or Some other sinister thing, but C-17 is definintely way too expensive. The brits leased initially 4 C-17's and then Another one and will be buying them at the contract expiration. Let us see how many countries acquired C-17 is what numbers RAF - 7 C-17's Austral...
by bhavani
07 May 2010 01:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 2010)
Replies: 3870
Views: 328605

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 201

But the shares traded so slow only for a few seconds a minute at most. Like Apple Spent a few seconds at 199 and then it was back up at 240's. Only people who traded with big amounts and automatic buy sell triggers would have been able to pick some thing during this time. iNfact i was watching AAPL ...
by bhavani
06 May 2010 22:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 873036

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

the US arms industry keepsing churning out new weapons and JAGM is very advanced version of the brimstone with a trimode seeker and can be used against various target like tanks, bunkers, buildings, boats etc. matter of fact even the simple Aim-9x block 2 a2a IR missile now has A2G ability. questio...
by bhavani
05 May 2010 23:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 1095723

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

The Phz2000 on F-124, Nothing ever came out of it. The Project was called MONARC or something similar. They had stabilization problems and also the controlling the recoil needed a elaborate elastic mounting. Also converting all the Phz2000 systems for sea use was painful and then the project was aba...
by bhavani
01 May 2010 21:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 1095723

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiW3W6qcOIY&feature=related&aia=true A video of the Ship generall purpose firing complex. An advertisment by the russina company which advertised the Club-k. The reason i am posting this in the mix of missiles that can be fired by these ships even brahmos is sh...
by bhavani
26 Apr 2010 20:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3959
Views: 945559

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

Samay, I dont think the idea of diplomatic pressure on US is going to work. We are expecting too much from our relationship with US. US is now like a lady of the night and will sleep with anybody for the right price (economic or strategic). I did not understand how todays political environment gives...
by bhavani
26 Apr 2010 06:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3959
Views: 945559

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

I think many of these items are expected and unkil is going to sell to all including pakis. The only thing that should concern us are the p-3 with awacs. The pakis getting weapons from unkil is not surprising. But unkil is ready to sellstuff to anybody with money. The turks were given everything by ...
by bhavani
24 Apr 2010 02:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 1095723

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

i was just seeing all the specs of P-17 and they are awesome, but comparing it with the KDX-2 it looks kind of weak. I dont understand why we spend so much on contruction and so less on the weapons-fit. both of these are similar size -wise. But one glaring design difference is the space occupied by ...
by bhavani
07 Apr 2010 22:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Red Menace
Replies: 3744
Views: 293909

Re: The Red Menace

Whan i meant Andhra i meant whole of current AP. I am not yet used to refering seperately. There have been lot of naxalites from Srikakulam and eastern Andhra region also. But with rising education and income levels, the movement has lost its strength in this region. Now all these guys do is extrat ...
by bhavani
07 Apr 2010 21:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Red Menace
Replies: 3744
Views: 293909

Re: The Red Menace

I really wonder why does all the top leadership of maoists come from Andhra. Andhra was able to supress it to a lot of extent. It has spread a lot to other states. I am also from Andhra. Back in the day my dad used to say that really educated guys would get recruited into naxalites. Now that YSR is ...
by bhavani
05 Apr 2010 01:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Military Discussion
Replies: 2969
Views: 372819

Re: International Military Discussion

i was going over the IMINT blogs and the world wide distribution of SAM's and damn the Amrikhan has more target range SAM's than our entire SAM network. They have the whole series of SA-2, SA-3, SA-4, SA-5, SA-6 and S-300p missiles and corresponing radars. The American wild weasal guys must be reall...

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