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by Rakesh
11 Oct 2018 23:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aero India 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 1075

Re: Aero India 2019

Website Launched for Aero India 2019 ---> https://aeroindia.gov.in/Aero-India
by Rakesh
11 Oct 2018 23:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4885
Views: 925218

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Sorry, but I did not know where else to post this... https://twitter.com/iPraksy/status/1050362949855047681 ---> India successfully conducted covert trials of precision guided smart glide bombs- 'Garuthmaa' & 'Garudaa' from IAF SU-30MKI at Pokhran in Jaisalmer on August 17, 2018. https://pbs.twi...
by Rakesh
11 Oct 2018 20:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2807
Views: 583218

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

Rakesh all u state has been repeated ad nauseam. You should be less patient mate. You have taken the horse to water but cannot make it drink. If the horse refuses to drink - put it out of its misery.... Saar, at this stage all we can do is be patient. HAL has set its own targets. If they can make i...
by Rakesh
11 Oct 2018 20:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2807
Views: 583218

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

I have removed the Aero India 2019 posts from here and into a new thread dedicated for the event. Please do not post Aero India 2019 stuff in here. Thank You.
by Rakesh
11 Oct 2018 10:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 535
Views: 43235

Re: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?

Put the damn sanctions and end the suspense! :)
by Rakesh
11 Oct 2018 10:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4498
Views: 760887

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

Neshant, I definitely want GTRE to certify the existing Kaveri. I want GTRE to go through the entire gamut of modern engine development. Certification is the final step for the current Kaveri. GTRE needs to learn and understand that process. GTRE must not be second guessing on certification processe...
by Rakesh
11 Oct 2018 09:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2807
Views: 583218

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

Hence my umbrage at people who demand HAL pump the Tejas out as fast they can make them, And for this reason, Saurav Jha says this.... https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/1050069042248081408 ---> Plenty of 'concurrent engineering' has gone on even with respect to the IOC batch production for the Te...
by Rakesh
11 Oct 2018 09:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4498
Views: 760887

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

Ramana-ji, the existing Kaveri turbofan which GTRE shut down in 2014 was revived in 2016. Safran has completed the technical audit and has stated that the engine is ready to be test flown on a Tejas test bed. However, the expected wet thrust will likely not exceed 70 to 80+ kN. GTRE will test the en...
by Rakesh
11 Oct 2018 00:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2807
Views: 583218

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

ramana wrote:Indranil, I think Gyan should be banned for a week on his own request.

I agree
by Rakesh
10 Oct 2018 23:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 366
Views: 93439

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/1049585670111383552 ---> For years, the Pakistanis begged the Americans for MQ-1 Predators & MQ-9 Reapers.. Now their 'all weather ally' has obliged with the Wing Loong II. For the Pakistanis, this is a key requirement because reducing their own people with F-...
by Rakesh
10 Oct 2018 23:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2807
Views: 583218

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

https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/1050069042248081408 ---> Plenty of 'concurrent engineering' has gone on even with respect to the IOC batch production for the Tejas MK-I. It's not simple 'build to print' for HAL. That is exactly what happens when you look to produce homegrown stuff for the first ...
by Rakesh
10 Oct 2018 22:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2807
Views: 583218

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

excellent news. I truly enjoy updating page 1 of this thread.

Keep the good work!
by Rakesh
10 Oct 2018 00:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 702
Views: 120464

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

^^^ Aerial distance between Chennai and Port Blair is 1,367 km. Submarine cabling will be longer....

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by Rakesh
10 Oct 2018 00:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2807
Views: 583218

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

https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/1047893857092792321 ---> The first flight of the HAL Tejas Mk-1A is expected to take place in either 2020 or 2021 according to the IAF Chief. BTW, at the moment the acquisition plan for Tejas is as follows: 40 MK-1 (ordered) + 83 Mk-1A (RFP stage) + 108 MK-2 (pros...
by Rakesh
10 Oct 2018 00:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4498
Views: 760887

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/1049235412407840769 ---> The IAFs newly setup 'Make PMU' (PMU= Project Management Unit) should put jet engine technology development at the top of its list. If India has to have its own low bypass turbofans for the Tejas MK-2 & the AMCA, GTRE, HAL and IAF will...
by Rakesh
10 Oct 2018 00:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4498
Views: 760887

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/1049239390277402624 ---> It's zimble onlee. If you have your own mature jet engine tech, you develop a high degree of innate sanction resilience and strategic independence. Nobody can really ground you. https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/1049239077608800256 ---> ...
by Rakesh
10 Oct 2018 00:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4498
Views: 760887

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/1049240141443694593 ---> By 2030, India must ensure that it removes the glaring gaps in its techno-manufacturing repertoire. To do that it must: 1. Develop & make its own modern jet engines 2. Have fabs based on different semiconductor materials on its soil 3....
by Rakesh
10 Oct 2018 00:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 702
Views: 120464

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/1049258726144630784 ---> BTW, the Government of India has approved the installation of a submarine optical fibre cable link between Chennai and Port Blair. This is expected to greatly boost high-speed broadband availability in the Andamans. Japan's Nippon Electric...
by Rakesh
10 Oct 2018 00:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4498
Views: 760887

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

Question : https://twitter.com/abhayjj/status/1049260787963846656 ---> You tweeted that noise problem with Kaveri has been sorted out and Snecma had certified in their technical audit it to be good enough to tie it up to an airframe. What is actually happening at Kaveri's front? Answer : https://tw...
by Rakesh
09 Oct 2018 23:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2058
Views: 234554

Re: Military Flight Safety

Typically if pilots flew the full complement of hours required to maintain proficiency, we would quickly exhaust airframe and engine TTL of Sukhois and Jaguars. Hence pilots occasionally fly micro lights. Is it true that Sukhoi, Mirage and Jaguar pilots would also fly MiG-21s as well to achieve the...
by Rakesh
09 Oct 2018 23:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2058
Views: 234554

Re: Military Flight Safety

ks_sachin wrote:What is the rank of the pilot or is that the pilot in the back ground..

I believe Flight Lieutenant...picture is not very clear....

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by Rakesh
09 Oct 2018 23:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 747
Views: 161665

Re: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018

Karan M wrote:
JayS wrote:Guess what is this..? :mrgreen:

Made in Amethi Gripen :lol:

:rotfl: Good one Saar! and nice find JayS. She is gorgeous!
by Rakesh
09 Oct 2018 23:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 2938
Views: 196676

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

suryag wrote:The 29 upgrades look yuckieee with that hump

I agree. I believe that hump is for fuel, no?
by Rakesh
09 Oct 2018 23:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 2938
Views: 196676

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

I still remember the caption below the picture. An armoured commander getting his order by hand. Try Intercepting this ! My goodness, you actually remember that caption! I am impressed. When the galleries were being created in BR Main site....20+ years ago...if memory serves me correct, I wrote tha...
by Rakesh
09 Oct 2018 23:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 920
Views: 139506

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

SaiK wrote:#PlaneMorning

Big big breaking regarding this system
According to some reports there is a possibility of an order of 46 N LCA Mk. II for #IndianNavy by 2025

Image: Livefist https://t.co/5f3DEv1Nj4

Yes! Fantastic news. I hope it is true.
by Rakesh
03 Oct 2018 00:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1987
Views: 165346

Re: Understanding the US - Again

:rotfl: The irony!!!! Brett Kavanaugh’s Comments In That Hearing Raise Ethics Questions That Will Likely Follow Him Whether Or Not He's Confirmed https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/brett-kavanaugh-democrats-ethics-question-supreme-court The ethical sticking points for Kavanaugh are mult...
by Rakesh
29 Sep 2018 23:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1987
Views: 165346

Re: Understanding the US - Again

:lol: UB!!! Nice try, but he does not have the option of ruling them out of order. He is here for an interview and it is his job to answer the questions. The powers lies in the hands of the Senate Judiciary Committee and which voted to advance his nomination 11-10 (along party lines) for a closure v...
by Rakesh
29 Sep 2018 22:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1987
Views: 165346

Re: Understanding the US - Again

And SCOTUS judges must answer the question that is asked of them by the elected representatives (Senators) of the citizenry. And if they do not like their elected representatives, throw them out. But till that time, a nominee must answer the question. Now if the question is out of bounds, the Chairm...
by Rakesh
29 Sep 2018 22:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: General Indian Military News & Discussion
Replies: 215
Views: 37308

Re: General Indian Military News & Discussion

Welcome to BRF. Please remove the 2018 from your username.
by Rakesh
29 Sep 2018 22:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1987
Views: 165346

Re: Understanding the US - Again

The question does not lie in whether Federal Judges have contempt for elected officials. Right wing judges may likely have contempt for Democrats and Left wing judges may likely have contempt for Republicans as well. However in front of the US Senate Judiciary Committee, under no circumstances must ...
by Rakesh
29 Sep 2018 19:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1987
Views: 165346

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Another newspaper that will be haram in certain circles, but a point to note....the man is unfit to serve on SCOTUS. He will very likely end up there though because of the Republican majority in the Senate. Putting Dr Ford's accusations aside....he is a partisan appointee, meant to ensure a conserva...
by Rakesh
29 Sep 2018 02:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1987
Views: 165346

Re: Understanding the US - Again

I don't think he is going to lose the nomination. Any elephant who does not show up and vote for him, will be an elephant minus golas. They can't afford to lose this on some flimsy pretext such as "conscience" which none of them have. Many of the Senators who stood up to Trump during (and...
by Rakesh
29 Sep 2018 01:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1987
Views: 165346

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Will respond in a bit.

Latest news - The GOP has agreed to a one week delay. Basically the nod of approval came from Senator McConnell.
by Rakesh
29 Sep 2018 01:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1987
Views: 165346

Re: Understanding the US - Again

UB-ji....what do you think of this? If Judge Kavanaugh loses the nomination, he runs for a seat in Congress or Senate? Now what would be fun to watch! He will viewed as a martyr and will be used to whip up the right-wing base. His interview on Fox News threw out any and all semblance of him being no...
by Rakesh
29 Sep 2018 00:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1987
Views: 165346

Re: Understanding the US - Again

UlanBatori wrote:I wouldn't be surprised if the FOXNews Alt-Reality types aren't already whispering loudly that Ford is a ***bian orgy type. They have their own self-made Realities, no help needed. (happen to live among them...)

I truly empathize with you.
by Rakesh
29 Sep 2018 00:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1987
Views: 165346

Re: Understanding the US - Again

I agree UB-ji. However, as convoluted (perception wise) the FBI investigation might be....it gives the Republicans the opportunity to state that an investigation was held for the SEVENTH time and he again comes up clean. At that point, what ground do the Democrats really have to stand on? Once that ...
by Rakesh
28 Sep 2018 23:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1987
Views: 165346

Re: Understanding the US - Again

UBji: what do your female family / friends think? That the professor is making this up? She played the victim perfectly. Very believable, but a highly educated Ph. D. who didn’t know how to take the oath correctly for testimony? That gave her away. Go back and watch the video at beginning. She’s a ...
by Rakesh
28 Sep 2018 23:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1987
Views: 165346

Re: Understanding the US - Again

The Judiciary Committee has voted to advance the Kavanaugh nomination. Senator Jeff Flake - after stating that he will vote for Brett Kavanaugh - is now calling for a delay and FBI probe. I think Senator Coons - his good friend in the Senate - has possibly played a role in that.
by Rakesh
28 Sep 2018 23:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3084
Views: 508485

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

AGI: Please change your username to a more human sounding one.
by Rakesh
28 Sep 2018 07:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3084
Views: 508485

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Russia to China: You Shouldn't Have Stolen Our Jet Fighter
https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/ ... hter-32037

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