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by Rakesh
07 Jun 2018 03:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?
Replies: 198
Views: 15388

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

Philip: I am all in favour of taking up HAL's offer for the 40 additional Su-30MKIs. But for the *UMPTEENTH* time, a follow on batch of Rafales will not be close to the cost of the first batch. I have broken down the numbers for you - in previous posts - as well. After investing $2 billion - from th...
by Rakesh
07 Jun 2018 02:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?
Replies: 198
Views: 15388

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

By the way, here is something to think about ---> We sign a contract for 110 F-16s or F-18s with Lockheed Martin or Boeing. Deliveries have begun, squadron training is underway, squadrons are being raised and then Amreekis get wind of the fact that we would like to acquire the S-400 from Russia. Wh...
by Rakesh
05 Jun 2018 20:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 733
Views: 116303

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

^^^^ Video of the above link. Beautiful!

https://twitter.com/ndtv/status/1003922265057177600 ---> “There is no scandal in #Rafale, we are very clear on that,” Defence Minister Sitharaman.
by Rakesh
05 Jun 2018 20:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?
Replies: 198
Views: 15388

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/1003846260476899328 ----> US-Russia tensions are quite understandable. Going forward, both are essentially competing for the same export markets : Resource supply to emerging economies and 'Geopolitical Services' rendered via their military-intelligence complexes.
by Rakesh
05 Jun 2018 18:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2032
Views: 223131

Re: Military Flight Safety

Rest in Peace Sir!

Air Commodore Sanjay Chauhan

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by Rakesh
05 Jun 2018 00:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?
Replies: 198
Views: 15388

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

By the way, here is something to think about ---> We sign a contract for 110 F-16s or F-18s with Lockheed Martin or Boeing. Deliveries have begun, squadron training is underway, squadrons are being raised and then Amreekis get wind of the fact that we would like to acquire the S-400 from Russia. Wha...
by Rakesh
04 Jun 2018 23:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?
Replies: 198
Views: 15388

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

IMHO, their issue is not with the S-400 per se. Their 'real' issue lies with India continuing to buy weaponry from Russia. Their whole excuse of interoperability lies in the premise of buy American and use American . Only in that way, can the American military industrial complex continue to thrive. ...
by Rakesh
04 Jun 2018 23:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2642
Views: 255197

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

India to send Sukhois and C-17 aircraft for multi-lateral 'Pitch Black' exercise in Australia https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/india-to-send-sukhois-and-c-17-aircraft-for-multi-lateral-pitch-black-exercise-in-australia/articleshow/64419969.cms India may have rebuffed Australia’s proposal t...
by Rakesh
04 Jun 2018 23:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 591
Views: 60776

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

^^^^ So a minimum of two years to reach contract signature. After that, another three years before first deliveries can begin. 2024 at the earliest. All the while, squadron shortage continues to dwindle.
by Rakesh
04 Jun 2018 23:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1861
Views: 315365

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Setback for IAF's plans to arm fighter jets with Meteor missiles https://www.indiatoday.in/mail-today/story/iaf-s-meteor-missile-plans-likely-to-take-a-hit-1249650-2018-06-04 "The European manufacturers have told Air Force that they would not integrate the Meteor missile on either Russian plat...
by Rakesh
04 Jun 2018 23:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?
Replies: 198
Views: 15388

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

US may block sale of Armed Drones as India is buying arms from Russia

by Rakesh
04 Jun 2018 23:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 591
Views: 60776

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

Boeing Sees Two-Year Wait for World's Biggest Fighter Jet Deal https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-06-03/boeing-sees-two-year-wait-for-world-s-biggest-fighter-jet-deal It could be another two years before India picks the winner of the world’s biggest combat aircraft order, according to a s...
by Rakesh
04 Jun 2018 03:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 591
Views: 60776

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

US may block sale of Armed Drones as India is buying arms from Russia

by Rakesh
04 Jun 2018 03:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 45
Views: 9049

Re: Military Vehicles: News & Discussion

https://twitter.com/indiandefence11/status/1002848750157459456 ---> Indo-Tibetan Border Police Jawans with their BRUTUS HD PTO All-Terrain Vehicles which they recently got from Polaris. It can rapidly mobilise Indian troopers alongside Indo-China border effectively. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DerVA...
by Rakesh
04 Jun 2018 03:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 732844

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

https://twitter.com/indiandefence11/status/1000720677471567872 ---> Two Indian navy Shishumar Class diesel electric attack submarines and a Sindhughosh Class submarine as seen from a HENSOLDT OMS 110 Digital Periscope of INS Shankul (Shishumar Class). HENSOLDT OMS 110 Digital Periscope ---> https:/...
by Rakesh
01 Jun 2018 01:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1861
Views: 315365

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

And now RaGa is talking about Rafale. Wow, the joys of politics. Say whatever comes into your mind, with no repercussions. Who cares about national security? Votes is all that matters.
by Rakesh
31 May 2018 00:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1861
Views: 315365

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Ramana-ji, my fault. I should have made it clear.

I am just copying the quote from the twitter link. Those are not my comments in the pictures I post.
by Rakesh
30 May 2018 07:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4116
Views: 343021

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

JM255 is the only one that I know that has been upgraded to Darin III
by Rakesh
30 May 2018 05:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 732844

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

https://twitter.com/indiandefence11/sta ... 9951098882 --> INS Trishul launching a Type 53 torpedo (53-65) from its DTA-53 torpedo tube.

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by Rakesh
30 May 2018 05:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 732844

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

https://twitter.com/indiandefence11/status/1000720677471567872 ---> Two Indian navy Shishumar Class diesel electric attack submarines and a Sindhughosh Class submarine as seen from a HENSOLDT OMS 110 Digital Periscope of INS Shankul (Shishumar Class). HENSOLDT OMS 110 Digital Periscope ---> https://...
by Rakesh
30 May 2018 05:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1861
Views: 315365

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

https://twitter.com/indiandefence11/status/1000752439040008192 ---> Indian Air Force Mig-29UPG of No. 47 Squadron IAF known as "Black Archers". They were raised on 18 December 1959, where they were equipped with Dassault Ouragan but later exchanged them for MiG-21FLs. They were later equip...
by Rakesh
30 May 2018 05:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 732844

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

https://twitter.com/indiandefence11/status/1001485826268655616 --> An Indian Navy Mig-29K from INAS 303 "Black Panthers" with a cat on guard. Don't know what the cat is thinking, but it is obviously looking sarcastic and dangerous at the same time. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DeX9Tt2U8AEwj...
by Rakesh
29 May 2018 07:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 591
Views: 60776

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

New U.S. Sanctions Pose Dilemma for India’s Defense https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/defense/2018-05-18/new-us-sanctions-pose-dilemma-indias-defense Should India opt to continue doing business with Russia— a likely scenario —licenses of U.S. defense companies in India will be suspended and U...
by Rakesh
29 May 2018 07:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 591
Views: 60776

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

Khalsa-ji, the Amreekis are not going to do anything to stop the money flow. There are billions of dollars of deals in the pipeline. Are they really willing to risk it over CAATSA? I doubt it. By the way, the lobbying has already begun...this one from the CEO of the US-India Strategic Partnership Fo...
by Rakesh
29 May 2018 00:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 591
Views: 60776

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

On second thoughts if Americans do place us under sanctions ..... Darshhan Saar, the irony of CAATSA is that these sanctions are designed to hurt Russia or anyone dealing with Russia because of Russia's interference in the 2016 US Presidential Election. But the head of the US Government - the Presi...
by Rakesh
28 May 2018 22:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2746
Views: 381482

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Kakarat-ji, let them do it. Go ahead and do it :) What does the S-400 purchase got to do with armed drones :?: Our purchases are now to be dictated by Uncle Sam, in the name of interoperability? :lol: To the risk-assessors on this forum who stated that BRF was being narrow-minded by not seeing the v...
by Rakesh
27 May 2018 21:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2746
Views: 381482

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Would this law apply to NATO members who have Russian kit? Nam Saar, let us simplify this. This law applies to *ANYONE* who buys Russian kit. If Romulans from Star Trek bought Russian kit, they too would fall under the law. That is what the Americans want you to believe and they have the economic &...
by Rakesh
27 May 2018 09:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2746
Views: 381482

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

You guys are missing the point of COMCASA and other foundational agreements. America "wants" India within its fold for obvious geopolitical reasons. There are folks on here who will disagree with the term I am about to use, but basically become a poodle nation like the UK, Australia or Jap...
by Rakesh
27 May 2018 01:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian weapons and military technology
Replies: 1357
Views: 159407

Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Saar, I highly doubt there was a Arihant accident. A boat of that importance does not have even a simple alarm to tell you that a hatch is open when you dive? I find that whole story full of nonsense. There is something else to the story. But I do not want to know, because she (and her sisters) serv...
by Rakesh
27 May 2018 00:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian weapons and military technology
Replies: 1357
Views: 159407

Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Singha, it only appears that way. The fuel is being ignited as soon as the missile is out of the water.
by Rakesh
27 May 2018 00:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 591
Views: 60776

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

^^^^ https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/999583699468472321 ---> Unlike what some believe, if India signs ridiculous agreements like COMCASA / BECA, far from making China wary of India, it will actually make them sanguine that they could then deal directly with the United States since India would ha...
by Rakesh
26 May 2018 23:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 591
Views: 60776

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

Indian signing foundational agreements with US would broaden defence relationship https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/india/indian-signing-foundational-agreements-with-us-would-broaden-defence-relationship-2571615.html Ahead of her visit to India next week, Tina Kaidanow, Principal Deputy Assistant S...
by Rakesh
26 May 2018 23:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 591
Views: 60776

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

X-Post from the Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments thread.... New U.S. Sanctions Pose Dilemma for India’s Defense “India is now between the devil and the deep blue sea. If India opts to do business with Russia, it loses out on spares and services from the U.S. on equipment alread...
by Rakesh
26 May 2018 23:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 591
Views: 60776

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

X-Post from the Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments thread.... As India Goes Military Shopping in Russia, US Reminds of Moscow Sanctions "CAATSA is a feature and we need to take it seriously. The (Trump) administration is always bound by US law. This is a US law. I'm hoping t...
by Rakesh
26 May 2018 01:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4116
Views: 343021

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Kakkaji, why do we need 80+ Jaguars for the maritime strike role?
by Rakesh
25 May 2018 05:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1861
Views: 315365

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

https://twitter.com/indiandefence11/status/993718820505206784 ---> Indian Air Force Ground Crew installing a Matra R.550 Magic 2 missile on a Jaguar IS overwing pylon. This is a strange concept with Jaguars, as these overwing pylons helped ramp up missile carrying capability however it was a tedious...
by Rakesh
25 May 2018 05:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3173
Views: 350210

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

https://twitter.com/indiandefence11/status/993432340096417792 ---> Here is DRDO developed Ultra Wide Band (ULB) Radar Absorbing Skin Prototypes which will be used for Indian Stealth Aircrafts like AMCA and AURA. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DclhR3ZU8AAkNyB.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DclhR3WUQAEg...
by Rakesh
25 May 2018 05:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1861
Views: 315365

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

https://twitter.com/indiandefence11/status/995869659072086017 ---> An Indian Air Force upgraded Mig-29UPG showing off its new features which has been highlighted in the picture. https://twitter.com/indiandefence11/status/995869776999104512 ---> It has a ELT-568 Advanced Jamming Pod , which is basica...
by Rakesh
25 May 2018 05:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 732844

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

https://twitter.com/indiandefence11/status/996990948126031872 ---> Rare picture of 3M54E1 Club-S submarine-launched missile being loaded into INS Sindhuvijay's torpedo tubes. Club-S is a Subsonic Missile (Mach 0.8 ) with a range of 300 km (due to MTCR requirements ) possessing an inertial navigation...

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