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by Rakesh
21 Nov 2018 03:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3688
Views: 493044

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

I am sure the IAF only foots the bill. One of the roles the Armed Forces undertakes is humanitarian missions. CASEVAC will come under that.
by Rakesh
21 Nov 2018 03:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1546
Views: 223156

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Yes indeed. Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi's older brother is Air Marshal Anjan Gogoi (Retd). When CJI Ranjan Gogoi lost a toss and it changed his destiny https://www.indiatoday.in/mail-today/story/when-cji-ranjan-gogoi-lost-a-toss-and-changed-his-destiny-1355168-2018-10-04 A loss of toss with his elder...
by Rakesh
18 Nov 2018 22:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3228
Views: 527710

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Don’t you know the pakis have their own TFTA 5th gen project — AZM?! They don’t need no stinkin’ chinee stealth fighter :lol: This is their fifth generation fighter..... https://pm1.narvii.com/6816/b4b48e83ca688ab79a06218959722e9d7e719b57v2_hq.jpg OH WAIT!!!! It is a photo shopped picture of below!...
by Rakesh
18 Nov 2018 10:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4762
Views: 608250

Re: Artillery: News & Discussion

Katare wrote:Why people do this? Drop a piece of info without any source or link.

I agree. Guys, please provide links. Give the news piece more credibility.
by Rakesh
18 Nov 2018 10:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2976
Views: 620307

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

nits wrote:We can use Google drive for it with limited shared permission or Google docs also

SBajwa wrote:Google docs

I have completed the spreadsheet in Google docs. Just awaiting a response from BR Webmaster on how to proceed.

Will keep you guys updated.
by Rakesh
17 Nov 2018 02:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 939
Views: 144432

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

+108 to that!!!
by Rakesh
16 Nov 2018 08:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 767
Views: 86076

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

So best option is to get 110 Rafales and push for the Tejas mk2 and drive for Kaveri/M88 engine plant. That is the ideal situation. a) 110 Rafales (present MMRCA contest) + 36 Rafales would give the IAF a clear edge over China, especially in the F4 variant. Not sure where the money is going to come...
by Rakesh
16 Nov 2018 05:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 939
Views: 144432

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

Yes to the engine question
by Rakesh
15 Nov 2018 19:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 767
Views: 86076

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

Viv, if the SC gives the Modi Govt the clean chit for the present Rafale deal, they are better off doing a repeat order of 2 - 3 squadrons more. It will work out cheaper for the Govt. And then launch a new contest for 5th gen aircraft that can assist in the development of the AMCA. The current MMRCA...
by Rakesh
15 Nov 2018 09:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 767
Views: 86076

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

Rakesh, Thanks for re-opening the thread to face new facts. The comments of the five executives are laughable. They want IAF to tailor it for their convenience. We can easily guess who the five executives represent. The third guy in most pragmatic. The first guy could be Eurofighter. But it all goe...
by Rakesh
15 Nov 2018 09:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1546
Views: 223156

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Rafale - The Gust of Wind
https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/tr ... 3cc4796fce

By Air Marshal Anil Chopra (retd), 09 November 2018
by Rakesh
15 Nov 2018 08:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 2938
Views: 198089

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

https://twitter.com/Chopsyturvey/status/1062558411068387334 ---> Ambassador and former Air Chief (Air Chief Marshal I H Latif) and Mrs Latif seeing off the first Mirage 2000 ferry at Bordeaux, France, 1985. Pilots including Air Marshal Anil Chopra (at extreme right) all decked in G Suits for the his...
by Rakesh
15 Nov 2018 08:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1546
Views: 223156

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

I don’t think this ‘battle’ is as simple as that. Even if current SC in their minds know the above are true, I doubt they will say so in stark terms because that would be to the abject detriment of their Pappu. Sorry our SC judjes are not saints. However, I agree with you, the converse is true. Eve...
by Rakesh
15 Nov 2018 02:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3183
Views: 397837

Re: International Naval News & Discussion

^^^^ For anyone who does not know what the Columbia is, it is the Khan's next generation SSBN to replace the Ohio Class SSBN. It is America's next gen strategic deterrent.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbia-class_submarine

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ohio-class_submarine
by Rakesh
15 Nov 2018 02:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1546
Views: 223156

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

They can say what they want, but as long as the SC gives the clean chit on the following, the Modi Govt is in the clear; 1) Acqusition procedure was followed 2) Pricing was accurate as advised 3) No evidence of cronyism in offset If those three are in favour of Govt, the opposition and their minions...
by Rakesh
14 Nov 2018 08:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1546
Views: 223156

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

ramana wrote:Rakesh
What about
57 +114 F18s?
Or 57 Rafales vs 57 F 18s?
Where would EMALS fit?

Is this question for this thread or for the Indian Naval Aviation thread?
by Rakesh
14 Nov 2018 08:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 591
Views: 83820

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

I don't think the F/A-18E/F will be in production to support a carrier aircraft requirement in the 2030s and I don't think the F/A-18 would be picked over the Rafale for IAF's use given the investment in the Rafale already made. EMALS or Steam, a new carrier program will take at least 10+ years fro...
by Rakesh
14 Nov 2018 08:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 591
Views: 83820

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

It is better for the Indian Navy to adopt a stretched Vikrant (call her the Viraat). Conventionally powered, 65,000 tons, ski jump and wider lifts (than on the Vikrant) to accommodate F-18, Rafale M, F-35B/C or whatever else is out there. The Vikrant's biggest drawback is the lack of wider lifts. Br...
by Rakesh
14 Nov 2018 07:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 591
Views: 83820

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

In addition to what brar (forum software auto corrects your name to brad...so weird!) said above, if EMALS does come for the Indian Navy....expect the F-18 Super Hornet to come right along with it. The US Govt will not allow EMALS and then have another aircraft operate from it. The French Navy is di...
by Rakesh
14 Nov 2018 07:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 591
Views: 83820

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

57 aircraft should be around three squadrons with reserves. The 45 MiG-29Ks presently in service are with two squadrons - No 300 White Tigers and No 303 Black Panthers. 57 in relation to the number of Indian carriers is a bit tricky to answer. The only two real contenders for the 57 contest are the ...
by Rakesh
14 Nov 2018 03:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1546
Views: 223156

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Click on the link to see the picture.... https://twitter.com/VishnuNDTV/status/1062353168057561088 ----> So I spot what appear to be two India specific upgrades on the first Rafale for the IAF. The fin near the cockpit may be linked to an Israeli sat com set and the radar warning receiver on the tai...
by Rakesh
14 Nov 2018 03:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1546
Views: 223156

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

https://twitter.com/Ra_Bies/status/1062369142945316869 ----> Dassault’s CEO is lying, Defence Minister is lying, Indian Government is lying, French Government is lying, documents are lying, offset partners including Ambani are lying. The only person telling the truth is Raja Rahul Harishchandra Gand...
by Rakesh
14 Nov 2018 03:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1546
Views: 223156

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Beautiful and potent aircraft. But to be honest, I hope its prospects remain at 36 — with all future resources and orders poured into Tejas and the oncoming AMCA. That is not going to happen. It will be either Rafale or some other bird. But MMRCA will not stop at 36. From a commonality standpoint, ...
by Rakesh
13 Nov 2018 21:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2976
Views: 620307

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

We need to squash that once in for all ashishvikas. Can someone kindly compile a list of the three lines? I will add on page one. This is my understanding.... Tejas Division (Line 1) Hawk Division (Line 2) Su-30MKI Division (Line 3) - proposed First post on page 1 of this thread is getting long. I w...
by Rakesh
13 Nov 2018 20:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2976
Views: 620307

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

Until now HAL has been doing the structural sub-assy for wings and three fuselage sections . They are being offloaded to Tier 1 suppliers. Wings from L&T are coming up. Not sure about the status about other three suppliers. Once they start supplying parts, HAL would have more resources freed up...
by Rakesh
13 Nov 2018 20:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2976
Views: 620307

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

Momentum has built up so quickly in the past few weeks that sometimes I’m afraid that the other shoe will drop just when I’m at my happiest. Chola, one cannot go through life living in fear. What has to happen, will happen. But that should not stop the Tejas program. A missile may deviate in its pa...
by Rakesh
13 Nov 2018 20:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 49
Views: 10799

Re: Military Vehicles: News & Discussion

Saar, I moved it to this thread. Better suited here. Thanks.
by Rakesh
13 Nov 2018 06:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2976
Views: 620307

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

Page 1 updated. Please check. Mods, please make any changes necessary.

When a milestone is achieved, forum software allows for a strike i.e. First Flight Dec 2018 and I will make a note in Red.
by Rakesh
13 Nov 2018 03:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1546
Views: 223156

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Indian MoD's replies in Supreme Court on a petition regarding the Rafale deal. 1/4 ---> https://twitter.com/livefist/status/1061907802837475328 2/4 ---> https://twitter.com/livefist/status/1061907806515879936 3/4 ---> https://twitter.com/livefist/status/1061907811687432192 4/4 ---> https://twitter.c...
by Rakesh
13 Nov 2018 03:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3298
Views: 605172

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

Indranil wrote:I grew up in "quarters" which were always painted (white-washed) pink. It was only when I moved to the west, and Bollywood started making insenstive one-tracked potrayal of gay people, that I realized that pink is not "manly".

At the bolded part :)
by Rakesh
13 Nov 2018 03:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 767
Views: 86076

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

Question is, are we going to have a contest? Its quite obvious that none of the contenders have a real shot of winning the race, given the Rafale's huge head start. Putting myself in their shoes, I can't see the upside of engaging in the expense of actual competition when the outcome is almost a fo...
by Rakesh
13 Nov 2018 03:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 767
Views: 86076

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

^^ Angad Singh more or less confirms the above article. Click on the link below to read replies to the tweet.... https://twitter.com/zone5aviation/status/1061200645087248384 ---> Lines up quite cleanly with a lot of conversations over RIAT/Farnborough this summer. No one really wants to come out and...
by Rakesh
13 Nov 2018 01:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 767
Views: 86076

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

One does not have to be a genius to figure who these frustrated representatives are. With successive senior IAF officials defending the Rafale (especially on technical merits), executives at the "other" firms are questioning the validity of this contest. They do not want this contest to go...
by Rakesh
13 Nov 2018 01:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 767
Views: 86076

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

I tried everything to cut-and-paste, but the website will NOT allow. So click away and read!

With 5 new stealth features, Rafale F4 will be a fighter to beat in MMRCA 2.0
https://globaldefencewatch.com/with-5-n ... mmrca-2-0/
by Rakesh
12 Nov 2018 23:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2976
Views: 620307

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

In addition to the above, I am also adding this to page 1 (very important!!!) from SaiK... adding to JayS idea, (if possible), the first post could be sticky to all pages. --------------------- The prod ramp up per year: 2015-16 : 1 2017 : 2 2018 : 5 2019 : 8 [projected] 2020 : 16 [vision] ^someone ...
by Rakesh
12 Nov 2018 22:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2976
Views: 620307

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

Prasad wrote:Rakesh,
just a bit of re-arrangement

Thank You Saar. It looks great.

Is everyone ok with this list? Can I put on first page?

Link to list ---> viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7630&p=2304880#p2304880
by Rakesh
11 Nov 2018 23:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 802
Views: 140676

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

John, I was at a bookstore yesterday and I saw the newest Russian frigate - the Admiral Gorshkov. My goodness, what a beauty!!! The recently concluded deal for four frigates was a follow on to the Krivak Class and not this one right? Admiral Gorshkov (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Admiral_Gorshkov-c...
by Rakesh
11 Nov 2018 22:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4022
Views: 633772

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Remember Para Commando Singh by how he lived and not by how he died. Twitter is abuzz with pictures of his body. Please do not post those pictures in the forum. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Paratrooper dies after parachute fails to open at...
by Rakesh
11 Nov 2018 22:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3298
Views: 605172

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

Rakesh Sharma: ISRO could emerge as the go-to agency for low-cost access to space
https://www.livemint.com/Leisure/ywH9C6 ... r-low.html

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