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by Rakesh
05 Sep 2018 22:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3465
Views: 344480

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

^^^ Just excuses to not induct the Arjun tank.
by Rakesh
05 Sep 2018 07:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1268
Views: 175782

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

I am beginning to think this is a hit job by USA. They cannot stand that their fighters were not L1 nor not getting any contracts in the future for their fighters. This will die down if an order is placed for the teens. The story just took an interesting turn. But we need to wait for more authorita...
by Rakesh
04 Sep 2018 23:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 680
Views: 74098

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

SaiK : I agree with the general theory of what you are suggesting, however this is an attempt (and a pretty good one at that!) to win the MMRCA competition. They would not be shifting the production of the F-Solah's wings from Greenville, South Carolina to TASL in India, if the bird was not in cont...
by Rakesh
04 Sep 2018 21:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 680
Views: 74098

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

Posted by BRF Member Peregrine -------------------------------------------------- Lockheed to make wings for F-16 jet in India with partner Tata https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/lockheed-to-make-wings-for-f-16-jet-in-india-with-partner-tata/articleshow/65672475.cms Reuters...
by Rakesh
04 Sep 2018 21:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 680
Views: 74098

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

https://twitter.com/livefist/status/1036936614914678784?s=21 —> BIG: @LockheedMartin announces all future F-16 wings will be built in India by @TataCompanies Advanced Systems Ltd. As the competition gets closer to selecting L1, they will have moved the entire assembly to India. Now it is wings, the...
by Rakesh
04 Sep 2018 19:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 680
Views: 74098

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

The point was not to point that our system is screw up, the point was what you elaborated in the detailed production schedule, that by the time the competition is organized, MoD may ask IAF that what's the need to import aloo gobhi from hyatt when your (k)hal(a) can make it perfectly fine. Get katr...
by Rakesh
04 Sep 2018 19:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3222
Views: 367717

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

Is AMCA a funded project yet? No. The engine is missing. The chinese hooked their j20 prototypes with MKIs engine to kick start development. Indian engineers are yet to have that light bulb moment. I made that mistake on BRF that you can tack on any aero engine onto an aircraft and it will fly. I h...
by Rakesh
04 Sep 2018 19:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 680
Views: 74098

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

Lockheed Martin to build F-16 fighter jet wings in India http://www.wionews.com/business-&-economy/lockheed-martin-to-build-f-16-fighter-jet-wings-in-india-163569 The wings of Lockheed Martin's F-16 fighter jets will be produced in India, the American security and aerospace giant announced on T...
by Rakesh
04 Sep 2018 19:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2428
Views: 483489

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

Manish Jain wrote:
Rakesh wrote: Please do stop production line till Mk1A is ready.


You mean, don't stop production line. Right?

Oops :) That is what I meant. Corrected Now.
by Rakesh
04 Sep 2018 17:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2428
Views: 483489

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

https://twitter.com/livefist/status/1036928317016788992 India's LCA Tejas crosses a major milestone towards final operational clearance (FOC), performs its first mid-air refuel. Details shortly. This a few months after the LCA's 1st hot refuel (pic below) & over a year after its first flight wi...
by Rakesh
04 Sep 2018 17:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 486
Views: 72840

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Yagnasri wrote:Amur is not SSN. It is a SSK. Right?

Yes
by Rakesh
04 Sep 2018 16:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 680
Views: 74098

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

https://twitter.com/livefist/status/103 ... 78784?s=21 —> BIG: @LockheedMartin announces all future F-16 wings will be built in India by @TataCompanies Advanced Systems Ltd.
by Rakesh
04 Sep 2018 02:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1268
Views: 175782

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

The newsclip that Philip was talking about. Read the last para in the article :)

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by Rakesh
04 Sep 2018 01:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1268
Views: 175782

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

This is how clueless the Congress Party is on the Rafale deal.... :lol: The silver lining is not a single Congress protestor is complaining about the Rafale itself. They are just complaining about the cost of the Rafale or rather their perception of a *SCAM* in the cost of the Rafale. In fact, a num...
by Rakesh
04 Sep 2018 01:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1268
Views: 175782

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

France to make a three-day stopover in India during Mission PEGASE https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/france-to-make-a-three-day-stopover-in-india-during-mission-pegase/articleshow/65654072.cms The French Air Force is organizing and coordinating Mission PEGASE in the Asia-Pacific fro...
by Rakesh
04 Sep 2018 01:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1268
Views: 175782

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

Away From Politics, Air Force Pilots Train On Rafales In Gwalior https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/away-from-politics-indian-air-force-pilots-train-on-french-dassault-aviation-rafale-jets-in-gwalior-1910360 Amid procurement controversy, Air Force pilots train on Rafale jets https://www.deccanchronicl...
by Rakesh
04 Sep 2018 01:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 680
Views: 74098

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

3) Thus the IAF realizes its best bet lies in acquiring what is in currently in the inventory. No bird will start evaluation prior to Sept 2019 anyway, when the first set of Rafales will be operational. Even prior to that, aircrew will be sent to France for Rafale conversion training. Pilots will b...
by Rakesh
04 Sep 2018 01:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 680
Views: 74098

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

Eric Thompson: You have done nothing but post your theories - with zero evidence to back them up. This is classic trolling. I have banned you, because you are wasting bandwith and people's time. Have a nice day!
by Rakesh
03 Sep 2018 21:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2428
Views: 483489

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

Mukesh.Kumar wrote:Sorry sirji, work has been keeping me away. Was on tenterhooks for SP-10 since March.

I try and keep page 1 of this thread, up-to-date. If not me, some other mod will definitely edit it. Refer to that and All Izz Well :)
by Rakesh
03 Sep 2018 19:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 680
Views: 74098

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

ArjunPandit wrote:were'nt there `10 steps before actual competition is organized?

yup. Our procurement system is a royal pooch screw up mess :)
by Rakesh
03 Sep 2018 19:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 680
Views: 74098

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

^ agree with everything but this... 2) Two additional squadrons of Tejas Mk1A on top of the 83 ordered. 40 aircraft. If haste is required then two additional squadrons of mk1 for std should be ordered and not mk1a. The latter will take time. Oops :) I meant Mk1 in my posts above. Corrected Now. The...
by Rakesh
03 Sep 2018 08:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 680
Views: 74098

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

Philip, please provide source of article. Now assuming the above article - which you have quoted from - is true (which I highly doubt), the best way to achieve 100+ fighters * QUICKLY * is the following; 1) Two squadrons of Su-30MKI (40 aircraft) as Defence Minister Sitharaman and Air HQ was looking...
by Rakesh
03 Sep 2018 07:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 445
Views: 31744

Re: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?

U.S., India may not sign security pact at 2+2 meet https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/us-india-may-not-sign-security-pact-at-22-meet/article24849853.ece Likely to merely announce an in-principle agreement At the 2+2 dialogue between India and the U.S. here on September 6, an announcement could ...
by Rakesh
03 Sep 2018 07:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 445
Views: 31744

Re: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?

For a country that trumps itself on being the world's sole superpower, why is the S-400 making them shit their pants? :) India-US 2+2 talks: If Washington wants to be New Delhi’s most ‘reliable strategic partner’, it must shun coercive approach https://www.firstpost.com/world/india-us-22-talks-if-wa...
by Rakesh
03 Sep 2018 07:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 445
Views: 31744

Re: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?

No country-specific waiver under CAATSA: U.S. https://www.thehindu.com/news/international/no-country-specific-waiver-under-caatsa-us/article24827501.ece No blanket waivers from punitive U.S. sanctions will be issued for any one particular country under the Countering America’s Adversaries Through S...
by Rakesh
03 Sep 2018 06:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 445
Views: 31744

Re: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?

Mort Saar : Are we sure about the 2030 timeline? I came across this from July 2018... To speed up deliveries, Russia's S-400 air defence system may come without offset package https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/to-speed-up-deliveries-russias-s-400-air-defence-system-may-come-without-...
by Rakesh
01 Sep 2018 01:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1268
Views: 175782

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

Don’t ground the Rafale https://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/rafale-deal-reliance-france-defence-air-force-dont-ground-the-sukhoi-jaguar-mirage-5334483/ Written by Air Chief Marshal Srinivasapuram Krishnaswamy (Retd) | Published: September 01, 2018 The writer is former Chief of Air Sta...
by Rakesh
31 Aug 2018 23:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2763
Views: 455105

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Karthik S wrote:Is it because of ship building skills deficiency or lack of necessary funds or lack of proper planning?

the latter two + some of our shipyards have strong unions.

Union is a concept that is foreign in Communist China :)
by Rakesh
31 Aug 2018 06:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 613888

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

Time for a new thread....
by Rakesh
31 Aug 2018 06:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 0
Views: 686

INS Arihant: News & Discussion

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by Rakesh
31 Aug 2018 06:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 486
Views: 72840

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

For what we have been arguing on BRF for the longest time now!! Navy’s eagerness to buy $20 billion aircraft carrier cuts into funds for Army & Air Force https://theprint.in/opinion/navys-eagerness-to-buy-20-billion-aircraft-carrier-cuts-into-funds-for-army-air-force/108323/ By Saurav Jha, 30 Au...
by Rakesh
31 Aug 2018 05:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The IAF History Thread
Replies: 1039
Views: 147363

Re: The IAF History Thread

^^^ I was waiting for you to chime in :)
by Rakesh
30 Aug 2018 23:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 445
Views: 31744

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

The Amreekis really love to shoot themselves in the foot. Why would they even say something this dumb, before the 2+2 meet? :lol:
by Rakesh
30 Aug 2018 23:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2759
Views: 288433

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

Lifafa article. Read the title of the article and then read the body of the article. And even in the body, there is a one line blurb. They will never reveal the full capability of the Bars radar. Forget antagonizing Russia - which is a guaranteed given - the IAF will never reveal its own hand. No IA...
by Rakesh
30 Aug 2018 06:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4542
Views: 834134

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

So the upcoming 2+2 meeting is expected to include discussions on the Tomahawk cruise missile.... 2+2 to establish India as major defence partner of United States https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/22-to-establish-india-as-major-defence-partner-of-united-states/articleshow/65570031.cm...
by Rakesh
30 Aug 2018 06:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4542
Views: 834134

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Saurav Jha reporting that the US is offering Tomahawks to India. He is not one for hyperbole, so I need to ask google chacha. Has anyone else heard anything? https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/1034382780195426304 --> There is no need to buy tomahawks at all when the Nirbhay programme is well underw...
by Rakesh
30 Aug 2018 06:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2647
Views: 257549

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

Brar, welcome back. You were missed.
by Rakesh
30 Aug 2018 03:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization
Replies: 88
Views: 5026

Re: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization

JEM : Good posts by you in this thread. Just a few points that I need to expand on. For believing Christians, especially Catholics, this must be a really tough period. One wonders, eventually, what the outcome of all this will be . If it results in a church that is based on the strength of belief, ...
by Rakesh
29 Aug 2018 08:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 46
Views: 9923

Re: Military Vehicles: News & Discussion

Ashok Leyland wins tender for Indian Army’s tracked combat vehicles https://www.army-technology.com/news/ashok-leyland-wins-tender-indian-armys-tracked-combat-vehicles/ India-based Hinduja Group firm Ashok Leyland has won a tender for developmental works for the Indian Army’s defence tracked combat...
by Rakesh
25 Aug 2018 20:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 486
Views: 72840

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

India Clears Decks For 24 American MH-60 Romeo Helicopters For Navy https://www.livefistdefence.com/2018/08/india-clears-decks-for-24-mh-60-romeo-anti-submarine-choppers.html Awesome news. Lockheed Martin’s MH-60R is a true beast and will be a welcome addition to the Indian Navy. The Sea Kings are ...

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