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by Rakesh
02 Jun 2009 07:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 512
Views: 320345

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

SNF = surinder nath frigates= IN codename for Kashins SNM = IN codename for Natya MCMV First 3 Kashins have Volna SAM, last two have upgraded volna-P or something like that. I need to check up some more on this. http://www.astronautix.com/lvs/volna.htm Thanks Maz. I will update the Kashin page agai...
by Rakesh
02 Jun 2009 07:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2640
Views: 483266

Re: AEW&C News & Discussion

If the IAF can achieve the same with Embraer/Gulfstream 550, then the larger A-330 may not be needed. The former are certainly cheaper to operate than the A-330 as well.

From the official site of Embraer: EMB 145 AEW&C
by Rakesh
30 May 2009 03:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 512
Views: 320345

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Rakesh, Russian sources claim that Project 61ME is equipped with newer MG-335 Platina sonar, the same as Pr.61MP for Soviet Navy, Titan/Vychegda was installed on original Project 61. Parus is gyrostabilization system for firecontrol radar Yatagan, the SAM is M-1 Volna-M (S-125M). Fire control for P...
by Rakesh
30 May 2009 02:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 512
Views: 320345

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

maz wrote:Rakesh, please add PTA Sqn to the list of Dega based units.


Maz, I have added this info. Please check it out at;

http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/NAVY/Air-Arm.html
by Rakesh
29 May 2009 03:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 512
Views: 320345

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

I have added a new album on INS Tabar. Many thanks to Ian Johnson and Navy League - Australia!

http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/NAVY/Gall ... its/Tabar/
by Rakesh
25 May 2009 18:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 512
Views: 320345

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

tsarkar: your help, as always, has been invaluable. Please take a look at these two pages and let me know if they look good.

http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/NAVY/Rajput.html

http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/NAVY/Godavari.html
by Rakesh
24 May 2009 22:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 512
Views: 320345

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Shamyji...thank you sir! I have changed it.

Can you please email me at koshyr AT hotmail DOT com
by Rakesh
24 May 2009 19:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 512
Views: 320345

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Maz, do we have the sqn # of the PTA (Pilotless Target Aircraft) ? Also, can anyone please confirm this for me? Is it INS Parindh or is it INS Parundu, as the link below suggests? http://www.marinebuzz.com/2009/04/01/indian-navy-to-operate-uavs-from-ins-parundu/ from the above link it states that Pa...
by Rakesh
24 May 2009 05:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 512
Views: 320345

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

New article added on INS Jawaharlal Nehru

http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/NAVY/Nehru.html
by Rakesh
24 May 2009 02:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 512
Views: 320345

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

You are absolutely right. Thanks for pointing out the error. I have fixed it.
by Rakesh
23 May 2009 23:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 512
Views: 320345

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

The Indian Naval Air Arm page has been updated. Comments & Suggestions are always welcome;

http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/NAVY/Air-Arm.html
by Rakesh
23 May 2009 23:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 512
Views: 320345

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Why be surprised? The Chinese got balls. It is sad our babus don't have any.
by Rakesh
23 May 2009 22:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 512
Views: 320345

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Talking about rough seas, here is a funny anecdote related to that

http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/NAVY/Arti ... cle22.html
by Rakesh
23 May 2009 09:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 388
Views: 22384

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Someone needs to fire that no good for nothing who turned down the Bolivian request for a line of credit. I would tar and feather that fool myself. What an idiot. :evil:
by Rakesh
23 May 2009 09:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 512
Views: 320345

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

tsarkar: your help, as always, has been invaluable. Please take a look at these two pages and let me know if they look good.

http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/NAVY/Rajput.html

http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/NAVY/Godavari.html
by Rakesh
22 May 2009 08:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 512
Views: 320345

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

arun/maz: I have added the page on the catamaran. Please click on the link in my above post and refer to the survey vessels sub-section. I will be adding the line drawing of the vessel tomorrow. Let me know if I have missed anything. Thanks.
by Rakesh
22 May 2009 05:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 512
Views: 320345

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Rakesh / Maz, The BR website has completely missed out on this planned acqusition. Please update the website. Alcock Ashdown is executing a contract for 6 Aluminium hulled Hydrographic Survey Catamarans from the Indian Navy. Excellent find Arun. I will add them in the Survey Vessels section, in the...
by Rakesh
22 May 2009 04:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 512
Views: 320345

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

by Rakesh
22 May 2009 03:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 512
Views: 320345

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Info on INS Mandovi updated, with the recent change;

http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/NAVY/WNC.html
by Rakesh
22 May 2009 03:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 512
Views: 320345

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Godavari earlier used RAWL (only RAWL, no suffix) that was based on Signaal LW-04. From http://www.thalesgroup.com/netherlands/Press-Room/Press-Release-search-all/Press-Release-search-result/Press-Release-Article2.html?link=6f61476c-1867-5938-0f00-4f7e39467306:central&locale=EN-gb&Title=BHA...
by Rakesh
20 May 2009 09:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 512
Views: 320345

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

This is also the first time modular construction is being attempted in India... Hope springs eternal. The pics of MDL's launch ceremony showed modules that were structurally complete to a high degree. As of Feb 28th, there were only steel blocks that were built. Nothing else exists now. For this sh...
by Rakesh
20 May 2009 06:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 512
Views: 320345

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Just plain DDM nonsense! For a vessel whose keel was laid on Feb 28th this year....there is no way that they are going to launch her anytime in 2010. Even the BR Navy page on the Vikrant Class aircraft carrier gives a very conservative launch estimate of Dec 2010, but even that seems unlikely. This ...
by Rakesh
20 May 2009 04:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 512
Views: 320345

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

And let us place our order for mithai before the Akula II comes. :mrgreen: LOL! :rotfl: Good One! I have updated the page with the commissioning of INS Airavat + added a nice pic. http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/NAVY/Shardul.html Rakesh BR page on Mig-29K put the "Operational Ceiling: 27,000 met...
by Rakesh
16 May 2009 23:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 512
Views: 320345

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Rakesh, The reason I was talking about an SSBN without missiles was to circumvent MTCR. Obviously the Russians cannot sell us ballistic missiles but they can sell us the SSBNs, which we can fit with our own SLBMs. I am not sure why this is not explored. Instead of leasing/buying 2 SSNs, we could bu...
by Rakesh
16 May 2009 23:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 512
Views: 320345

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Check out these two interesting images... http://dodimagery.afis.osd.mil/imagery.html#guid=c2a539d1513184b616c4caa98826f829eda27f13 http://dodimagery.afis.osd.mil/imagery.html#guid=ab759bdf1c346f754e8a6e95c426afcfcba00cc4 Those links just go to a search page. I just checked these links again and it...
by Rakesh
14 May 2009 08:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 512
Views: 320345

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Can we use Nerpa in the event of a war? Absolutely. Also, if we plan to buy them eventually, how does this fill our deterrent needs? The Nerpa will be used more to familiarize the Indian Navy on how to operate a SSN, than anything else. I doubt the Russians will allow us to put nuclear armed missil...
by Rakesh
14 May 2009 08:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 512
Views: 320345

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

The 'Pacific Partnership 2007' album has been updated with a number of RVC-related images;
http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/NAVY/Gall ... 7/Pacific/

A couple more PASSEX images have been added in the Malabar '09 gallery;
http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/NAVY/Gall ... 9/Malabar/
by Rakesh
13 May 2009 09:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 512
Views: 320345

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

The following galleries have been updated with new images; Malabar 2009 (just one image added in here) http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/NAVY/Galleries/Bridges/2009/Malabar/ Pacific Partnership 2008 (five images added) http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/NAVY/Galleries/Bridges/2008/Pacific/ Malabar 2008 (thre...
by Rakesh
10 May 2009 08:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3955
Views: 1449469

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Jai: The photos of the first three links are available to view in the 'Malabar 2009' gallery;

http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/NAVY/Gall ... 9/Malabar/
by Rakesh
10 May 2009 07:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The IAF History Thread
Replies: 1041
Views: 149478

Re: The IAF History Thread

Not sure if this has been posted before. But click on the link below... http://www.flickr.com/photos/markdmartin/3476360167/ • Taking his dog Kanchi (a wire haired Dachund) up for a sortie in a Mig 21; he had Air Force Sergeant Unni make a special harness that strapped Kanchi to his G-suit and took ...
by Rakesh
10 May 2009 07:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 512
Views: 320345

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Arun: I never heard back from you on this...please see below.... Rakesh, The Type-16 Godavari Class frigates will be retrofitted with a BEL license built Thales Nederland LW-08 radar. Please see this July 02, 2008 press release put out by Thales: Bharat Electronics Ltd. awards LW08 contract to Thale...
by Rakesh
06 May 2009 06:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 512
Views: 320345

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Rakesh, the collection looks more richer now with new photos. I dont know if you have noticed that camera kind of thing hung on Lt. Com Hemanth Gopal. If its camera then IN must have took photos but didnt bother publishing. You are right. The album is indeed more richer now. Thanks for posting the ...
by Rakesh
05 May 2009 06:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 512
Views: 320345

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Just added a new section in the Indian Navy Gallery - Greet & Meet. Enjoy!

http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/NAVY/Gall ... ews/Greet/

P.S. Take note of the Nepalese Army Chief. He is the reason why Nepal's Prime Minister has just resigned. Check the news.
by Rakesh
05 May 2009 04:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 512
Views: 320345

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Yes I noticed that. But lets not go down that road again. That issue has been beaten like a dead horse!
by Rakesh
04 May 2009 20:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 512
Views: 320345

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Thanks Gaurav. I actually got that picture from the US Pacific Command website. The US Armed Forces really know how to put up a show! I have updated the Malabar '09 gallery again with the new images. Take a look;

http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/NAVY/Gall ... 9/Malabar/
by Rakesh
04 May 2009 19:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 512
Views: 320345

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

gauravsurati:The images you added are indeed from the US 7th Fleet website. However, I am looking for a large sized image of the second photograph. Can you please provide the link? Thanks.
by Rakesh
04 May 2009 18:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 512
Views: 320345

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Interesting that many of the Malabar photos have been taken by a Cynthia Griggs, Mass Communications Specialist, 2nd class (and one's by another person, 3rd class). The USN certainly has fascinating specializations. Wonder when IN will have a similar specialization? Mass Communication Specialist ar...
by Rakesh
04 May 2009 00:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 512
Views: 320345

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Exercise Malabar 2009 is over as of today (May 03rd). Please click on the link below to view images;

http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/NAVY/Gall ... 9/Malabar/
by Rakesh
02 May 2009 21:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 512
Views: 320345

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

New Image added in Tomasz Grotnik's naval art album;

http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/NAVY/Gall ... t/Grotnik/

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