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by Picklu
15 Nov 2019 21:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4713
Views: 1099626

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

The pilots name was Ceasar. He would spell it differently as I recall, Ceaser or some such thing. Not sure whether it was Tufail or someone else because he appeared far less jingoistic than Tufail. On the Indian side, a pilot under the handle of Balderdash was a participant, a Mirage 2000 veteran. ...
by Picklu
15 Nov 2019 21:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3944
Views: 714029

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Aditya G wrote:Post by Kaiser Tufail on MiG-29 vs F-16 incident

https://twitter.com/Aditya_G_Social/sta ... 5901881369


Jai ho !!! Thanks for keeping that screenshot from ACIG :D
by Picklu
15 Nov 2019 21:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Ram Janmbhoomi Post-SCI Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 239
Views: 35511

Re: Ram Janmbhoomi Post-SCI Verdict: News and Discussion

The got less in SC compared to what HC granted (1/3 vs nil). If they go for review, they will lose the 5 acre also
by Picklu
13 Nov 2019 21:27
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 688
Views: 168436

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

IIRC, the current sink rate on SBTF is around 75% of sink rate on an actual aircraft career. So, there is going to be some extra "thump" on actual aircraft career. Surely you have a source for this. I don't recall reading or hearing this anywhere. Max sink rate 7.5 m/s whereas in SBTF the...
by Picklu
11 Nov 2019 04:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5262
Views: 1091056

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

While we should accept even a 20% yield, what's the global standard in this case, compared to the 60% yield mentioned above?

This would give us an idea about how much further improvement we need to do.
by Picklu
09 Nov 2019 03:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5262
Views: 1091056

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

Please do not get carried away by this MNCs and their India based R&D stories. Some relatively low end work is undoubtedly going on. The local teams are purposely fragmented and carefully isolated physically so that no one person is able to see the bigger picture. There is no cross pollination ...
by Picklu
08 Nov 2019 23:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5262
Views: 1091056

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

your last few posts seem like you are just shooting in dark. Indian academia definitely has enough depth to deliver such technologies. It is not in academia's nature to be organized and focused on only certain things. They by nature tend to be explorers. Even a negative result is considered learnin...
by Picklu
08 Nov 2019 19:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4713
Views: 1099626

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

Picklu saar I was unaware of Fl Lt Chibber. Will report to re-education camp asap. :oops: BTW, Kaiser Tufail tried to downplay the incident in his blog post by saying that this: "There were a few cases of F-16s and Mirage-2000s locking their adversaries with the on-board radars, but caution us...
by Picklu
04 Nov 2019 23:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2854
Views: 810954

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

srai wrote:^^^
Credit goes to Karan M. He found it on DRDO website: https://www.drdo.gov.in/glide-bomb


And the link is down!!!

Check if it comes back with all these images; if not, better to delete them. Might be an inadvertent dekkho.
by Picklu
04 Nov 2019 23:34
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5231
Views: 1062140

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

We should actually get out of the FTA deal with Indonesia also. Aus and NZ are not that much of a threat due to the transport distance. East Asian countries are much bigger threat.

We need to give them a signal that they can not open their market only 50% and expect a 74% market access from us.
by Picklu
26 Oct 2019 00:13
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 688
Views: 168436

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

IIRC, the current sink rate on SBTF is around 75% of sink rate on an actual aircraft career. So, there is going to be some extra "thump" on actual aircraft career. Plus we do not know whether the AC was pushed full throttle on touch down on SBTF. It is not mandatory, since there is a long ...
by Picklu
25 Oct 2019 23:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4713
Views: 1099626

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

It was probably 2 Mig-29's. IAF wouldn't send a single aircraft as an escort to the ground attackers. It will always be 2. Seriously??!!! Please report to the nearest uighur le-education camp pronto. Can't believe people's memory is so fickle to forget the cool swag of Flt Lt Gaurav Chibber and the...
by Picklu
25 Oct 2019 19:12
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 688
Views: 168436

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

For all two engine version of naval aircraft fans .... not going to happen any time soon is my take. From what I can remember, naval LCA was designed earlier but due to lack of range etc couldn't make it to production. Just for the record, maybe there are some advantages to have it(dual engine) des...
by Picklu
24 Oct 2019 20:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 707658

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

syam wrote:Yeah. Similar result in Maha too. .

BJP 105 + 15(rebels). close call. things turned out ok for bjp in the end.


That would be 120, still 25 short from the magic no and gives enough bargaining power to SS
by Picklu
23 Oct 2019 10:15
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 688
Views: 168436

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

For all two engine version of naval aircraft fans .... not going to happen any time soon is my take. Development of a new fighter is a multi-billion dollar proposition with a decade plus involvement of manpower and establishments. Does not make sense for 40-60 odd aircrafts for a capital AND high-te...
by Picklu
24 Sep 2019 07:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3051
Views: 875127

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

My understanding is that gaining height using pure aerodynamics takes more time and that's where zoom climb comes into picture. So the aircraft will go supersonic at low level immediately after take off and then use the higher speed and aerodynamics to gain height quickly. It will loose speed in the...
by Picklu
24 Sep 2019 03:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4125
Views: 653243

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Today's event was an ultimate power projection by Modi as a resurgent India seeks to get in the driver's seat in India-US relationship. I think pieces of puzzle are aligning. Huawei has been shown the door by both Jio and Bharti and they have tied up with Samsung and Ericson/Nokia respectively. Bot...
by Picklu
24 Sep 2019 03:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4125
Views: 653243

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

"Being over 1.3 billion people, the diaspora will be world wide" Agree, but many of these Indians have a goal of eventually settling down in the US. And this when India is booming. There is something incongruous about this. US has one of the highest per capita natural resource availabilit...
by Picklu
24 Sep 2019 02:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3051
Views: 875127

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Aero gurus can correct me if i am wrong but this (at around 6 min mark of the video) is a zoom climb & Tejas executed this in 2016 itself in Bahrain; the entire extended low level flight over runway was to gain kinetic energy for the climb That is indeed zoom climb. But Baharin Airshow performa...
by Picklu
22 Sep 2019 15:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3051
Views: 875127

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Gun wasn’t part of FOC. The integration effort is ongoing last we heard. IMO, probably 2-years away. PV-3 -> ground firing ~2014/2015 LSP-7 -> ground firing ~2016/2017 [no news of firing in flight as of yet] It was imminent around June 2017 but news stopped after that point. Next development was th...
by Picklu
22 Sep 2019 15:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 832
Views: 242871

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

I say this with a lot of sigh & not a little tinge of annoyance. Knowledgeable people on BRF, who can give charlatans a run for their money, are happy to post reams here in this nice, cozy, echo-chamber. But too lazy to get their thoughts out there! There used to be no pro-India outlets before....
by Picklu
22 Sep 2019 13:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3632
Views: 631060

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

It may appear counter intuitive but doing lesser things overtly gives better result than doing greater things covertly. This is one of the main reasons (other being weapon sale) why US, USSR and Oiros advert their weapons capability and kill record instead of keeping the specifications secret. The ...
by Picklu
21 Sep 2019 00:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3632
Views: 631060

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Feasibility of getting PoK is a secondary consideration tactically. The PoK talk has put TSP on a strategic defensive and unable to react. Any reaction destroys their screwed up economy. I think this is the first offensive step we have taken in a long while. Next should be IWT. So all the noise TSP...
by Picklu
20 Sep 2019 10:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3632
Views: 631060

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

We can not build the dams and infrastructure to divert the water without abrogating the IWT first. Check what happened in the past for ullar barrage and tulbul navigational project. Even the already built suice gates have been ordered to be closed due to the treaty commitments. . in case India abro...
by Picklu
20 Sep 2019 10:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 707658

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

The first step of judicial reform would be to collect and publish metrics to public online for every court official. Till the time we do not have the conviction ratio, the avg number of cases handled, avg time for judgement etc for every judge, the result won't improve beyond a point. My own court c...
by Picklu
20 Sep 2019 06:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3632
Views: 631060

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

It was well known to be denied but still permissions were asked. In the last couple of days, more than once, action of Pakistan has been mentioned as NOT NORMAL . Keep the wordings in mind. I think ground is being prepared to declare Indus Water Treaty null and void as situation is not normal . Rep...
by Picklu
19 Sep 2019 01:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3632
Views: 631060

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

There is a method, It looks like Terroristan is also being casted as Abnormalistan https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/modi-us-trip-india-pakistan-plane-airspace-1600420-2019-09-18 "India regretted Pakistan's decision to deny overflight clearance for the VVIP special flight and said, We regr...
by Picklu
19 Sep 2019 00:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 707658

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

they are trying to delay judgement until the change of command. the next seems like a more likely bet for their side, seeing his "comments" on the "evidence" being produced by the anxious ones. The bad comments are from Chandrachud while next in command would be Bobde. Both are ...
by Picklu
17 Sep 2019 01:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4071
Views: 660370

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

So, at this point, i do not want any fancy drone, wall penetrating radar, wire mounted camera and corner shot weapon. Improved BPJ, helmet and enhanced protection for limbs in case of CQB is all I ask for. However, I have a doubt that alone will solve the problem and the reason for my apprehension ...
by Picklu
16 Sep 2019 03:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4071
Views: 660370

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

I have been reading about the casualties that the IA has taken - especially its SF elements, and I have to say despite the "IA knows best" blowback which is invariably the case whenever anyone even moderately attempts to point out lacunae in IA etc, there is a clear case to be made for th...
by Picklu
16 Sep 2019 02:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5231
Views: 1062140

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

For a developing country, the most useful industry is construction as it employs the max number of lower skill employee. DeMo landed a crushing blow to the working part of indian construction industry i.e. real estate. The other part, infra development, were already in comma due to the environment a...
by Picklu
16 Sep 2019 01:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 707658

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

....... You mentioned seeing lines for PUC. However, this is not the first time event at least in Gujarat. So if they translated in something meaningful, then why are we here back happy about non first time event. Why did it not translate into a next step last time people lined up for it? The last ...
by Picklu
15 Sep 2019 23:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3334
Views: 675100

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

If it was on me, i would give a strict instruction to MoD to start accounting for indigenisation based on deep indian value add strictly in cost terms; all other measures viz num of components, systems etc hide the criticality and also allows the shenanigans like mazgaon importing some of the scorpi...
by Picklu
15 Sep 2019 23:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3334
Views: 675100

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

In all these force multiplier and harsh realities of fighting 2 front war talk, the other part of real politic is being missed. When you have half a trillion dollar foreign currency reserve and a economic growth rate of close to 8% (undoubtedly in top 3 global), do you expect any foreign vendor not ...
by Picklu
14 Sep 2019 10:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 707658

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

For traffic rules compliance to increase in india, the below 2 things need to happen a. automated ticketing based on traffic camera and speed gun etc this was implemented in few cross sections of HYD abt 8 yrs ago. i got a nice letter in the mail with a picture asking me to pay the fine. i got a si...
by Picklu
13 Sep 2019 21:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3334
Views: 675100

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Well you need MoD, IAF & MoF to sit down at one table, list out a 5 year acquisition schedule and hash out what MoF will let you buy. Talking past each other will not work. But this needs leadership. MoF will let you buy only 25% of what you ask. That's given. And true globally for all time. Bu...
by Picklu
13 Sep 2019 21:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3334
Views: 675100

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

We on the other hand, sent Abhi on a 40 year old Mig21 without frequency hopping radio to face latest upgraded F16. Every time the paki ******** post the his bloodied face with "tea is fine" message, "khadi gram udyog", "mig21++", "3 legged cheetah" are the o...
by Picklu
13 Sep 2019 21:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 707658

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

For traffic rules compliance to increase in india, the below 2 things need to happen a. automated ticketing based on traffic camera and speed gun etc b. unavoidable collection system like deducting the money directly from the aadhaar linked bank account etc When a single constable is trying to cut c...
by Picklu
13 Sep 2019 20:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3334
Views: 675100

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Sorry, i might have missed that post from brar, would be glad if someone points to it. Just to be clear, i do not want the whole wedgetail, just the boeing plan with the balance beam radome on it. The sensor suit and the operators stations comes straight from CABS*. There will be some effort on int...
by Picklu
13 Sep 2019 20:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3334
Views: 675100

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

They were likely repaired. PAF had roun the clock AWACS deployment on the 27th and earlier. We on the other hand, sent Abhi on a 40 year old Mig21 without frequency hopping radio to face latest upgraded F16. Every time the paki ******** post the his bloodied face with "tea is fine" messag...

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